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Vodafone-Idea merger could improve data upload speeds: OpenSignal

By Nikhil Cariappa The merger between Vodafone and Idea could improve upload speeds for their subscribers, Open Signal, said in a blog. In its latest report titled ‘Mobile Network Experience Report’. OpenSignal mapped telecom operators across 22 circles in India from January to October 2018. OpenSignal defines the 'upload speed experience' as "typical everyday speeds a user experience (sic) when uploading content to the operator’s mobile network." 4G and 3G speeds are measured in Mbps. Here are the key takeaways from the report in the upload speed experience category - Idea topped the upload speed experience category, averaging speeds of 2.88 Mbps Idea emerged as the fastest network for upload speeds in 10 circles, and shared the top spot in 6 other circles Vodafone was Idea’s closest rival in terms of upload speeds Idea topped the 3G upload speed category, being 15% faster than closest rival Vodafone Idea was 30% faster than Vodafone in the 4G uploads category No operator was able to cross the 4 Mbps mark In Punjab, Idea came the closest with 3.9 Mbps Vodafone had the fastest upload speed in 3 regions - Delhi, Kolkata and Rajasthan Airtel emerged as the fastest network in terms of upload speeds in 2 regions - Andhra Pradesh and UP (east) Jio shared the top spot for upload speeds in 2 circles - Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir According to the report, all major telecom operators experienced a drop in upload speeds over 10 months.  While Idea has been a consistent performer in…

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