Reliance Jio had the highest average download speed (of 9.9 Mbps) among all the mobile operators in the country, as per TRAI’s speed test figures. Jio was closely followed by Airtel with an average download speed of 5.8 Mbps, and Telenor stood third with 5.3 Mbps average download speed. The lowest average download speed was recorded by MTNL at 1.2 Mbps. Note that the speed results represent the average of data speed samples collected from various consumers of telecom operators on a crowd sourcing basis during speed test initiated by them via TRAI’s my speed app. On a monthly trend basis Jio’s average speeds increased from 5.85 Mbps in November to a significant 18.16 Mbps as of December. In the same time period, Airtel’s average download speeds dipped from 5.93 Mbps to about 4.68 Mbps. Idea’s speeds increased from 4.36 Mbps to 5.03 Mbps, while Vodafone’s speeds increased from 4.97 Mbps up till 6.7 Mbps between November to December. Why the speeds are not up to the mark Taking a closer approach on 4G-only speeds, Jio topped with 9.9 Mbps average download speeds, Airtel followed with 8.1 Mbps, while Vodafone had third highest of 7.5 Mbps. On the 3G segment, Airtel posted the highest average download speed of 3.8 Mbps, Vodafone stood second with 3.3 Mbps and Idea had 2.8 Mbps. This means that Airtel’s 4G speeds are just 2x times higher than its own 3G speeds; the same is the situation for rest of the two operators. There is…
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