Airtel is the fastest 4G network in India, with Reliance Jio grabbing the second spot on the list.
The report, called “Analyzing India’s 4G Availability: Including a look at the 15 largest cities,” from speed test company Ookla was released on Tuesday. According to the report, Airtel provided the fastest 4G LTE speed in the country during Q3-Q4 in 2018. The average speed provided by Airtel was 11.23 Mbps.
Vodafone, on the other hand, ranked second by providing an average speed of 9.13 Mbps. The third and the fourth position were grabbed by Reliance Jio and Idea respectively.
Reliance Jio topped the list of availability across 15 largest cities in the country. It provided 98.8 percent availability while Airtel and Vodafone grabbed the second and the third spot respectively with 90 percent and 84.6 percent. Idea stood fourth with 82.8 percent availability.
While Idea and Vodafone merged in August 2018, the companies still operate as independent brands. According to the report, the general availability is expected to improve if the two brands start having joint operations, as its “overage areas are complementary.”
Ookla co-founder Doug Suttles said the company was excited to see the Indian mobile market grow. It is eager to know how the coverage expands in 2019, he said.
“Ultimately, the expansion of 4G availability in India is a win for all mobile customers regardless of their operator,” The Times of India quoted Suttles as saying.
Earlier in November 2018, it was reported that Airtel topped the speed test in during during June-August as well. Mobile analytics company OpenSignal said in its report that the study had been conducted in 22 telecom circles across India.
According to OpenSignal, Airtel provided the fastest download speed while its score was almost “a third faster than its rivals,” the Hindustan Times reported.
“But the next three operators were fairly closely grouped, with less than 0.6 of a megabit separating Jio, Vodafone and Idea,” the company said in November.
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