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Jio users spent only 8% of their online time on WiFi: Open Signal

Reliance Jio users spent the least amount of time on WiFi when compared to users from other Indian operators, according to wireless research firm Open Signal . Jio users spent only 8.2% of their time online on WiFi, which is well below India’s average of 29.8%. The report said that Vodafone, BSNL and Tata DoCoMo users spent more than 30% of their time on WiFi. The biggest driver of WiFi usage is the cost of mobile data, and since Jio users have free data usage as promotion, they are less likely to be connected via WiFi, the report said. A separate study conducted by Open Signal found that smartphone users spent more time connected to WiFi than on mobile data networks like 3G and 4G across the 46 countries it surveyed. The study claimed to have surveyed 822,556 smartphone users worldwide. Users might switch between WiFi and mobile data as per network performance. They tend to gravitate towards the fastest connection as services like video streaming require high-bandwidth. The study found that users switch off mobile data and move to WiFi network in case the mobile network slows down. However the low WiFi usage seen in Jio users could change once the telco starts charging its subscribers, added the report. Mobile network availability India ranked 44th among 46 countries with a mobile network availability rate of 56%.. Guyana had the lowest network availability rate of 36%, while South Korea stood first with a network availability rate of 98%. Note that…

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