OpenSignal surveyed 22 regions in India to ascertain the quality of mobile video streaming in the regions. Among the 22 regions were the four most populated cities Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore, and other regions including (but not limited to) Kolkata, Tamil Nadu, and Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, North-east India. The report reflected high 4G connectivity in 22 surveyed regions, but found no link between 4G connectivity and quality mobile video streaming. It notes that mobile video streaming banks on not just 4G network, but seamless functioning of other factors. Moreover, the report finds that mobile video streaming varies considerably across regions, despite 4G network remaining largely the same. Here are some key takeaways from the report. 4G coverage is relatively high Every region in India has 4G availability of over 80%. 4G availability experienced by smartphone users ranges from 82.6% in the Kerala to 90.9% in Kolkata. The launch of Reliance Jio boosted 4G adoption across the country, and compelled other operators to deal with (and respond to) Jio’s disruptive practices. When 3G and 4G connectivity were combined, smartphone users from Kerala, North-East, Maharashtra, and Jammu & Kashmir spent 90% of their time connected to a mobile broadband-capable network. Only five other countries — Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil and Australia — have a larger surface area for mobile networks to reach. But due to patches of wilderness, telecom operators in India have to deploy their networks wider than the above-mentioned countries. 4G connectivity unrelated to high quality mobile video streaming Small…
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