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Airtel tops 4G market in download speeds; Jio tops in coverage, says OpenSignal report

April 20, 2018

OpenSignal has recently released a report that analysed the 4G mobile networks in India during the period between December 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018. As per the report, Airtel led the market in terms of 4G download speeds in India, while Jio stood at fourth position. On the other hand, Jio had the largest network coverage.

Additionally, the report claims that 4G availability for all major operators - Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea - has increased over the last six months.

Airtel has recorded the highest 3G and 4G speeds in the country, as per the report. Its average download speed (overall) was 6Mbps. When it comes to 4G speeds, Airtel delivered an average speed of 9.31Mbps, followed by Idea (7.27Mbps), Vodafone (6.98Mbps), and Jio (5.13Mbps).

That said, Jio is way ahead of its rivals in terms of 4G availability in India. It has beaten Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea by at least 27 percentage points. OpenSignal found Jio connecting to an LTE network 96.4 per cent of the time, up from 95.6 per cent recorded in October 2017.

As for Idea and Vodafone, they managed to do well in some regions. In terms of 4G speeds, Idea was at the top position in Uttar Pradesh (West and East) and Vodafone dominated in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.


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