According to Ookla, GIGAnet from Vodafone Idea (Vi) has been verified as the fastest 4G network across India for the third consecutive quarter.

Vi delivered the fastest 4G speeds compared to all other operators in January-March 2021 quarter, making it the only operator delivering fastest 4G speeds consistently for three consecutive quarters on a pan-India basis.

The verification is based on analysis by Ookla data for average 4G download speeds in India and specified regions or cities aggregated from Q3 2020 – Q1 2021.

GIGAnet from Vi has been verified as the fastest average 4G download speeds in 16 Indian states namely Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland. Vi has the fastest average 4G download speeds in 135 Indian cities including the metros of Mumbai, Delhi NCR and Kolkata.

The most recent verification from Ookla for the January-March ’21 quarter comes against the backdrop of exponential surge in data usage due to the work from home scenario.

Speaking on the performance, Ravinder Takkar, MD & CEO, Vi, said “It gives me immense satisfaction to see Vi being consistently rated as the fastest 4G network for most part of the year 2020-21, when people and businesses were wholly dependent on telecom connectivity. During the year, as data consumption increased manifold putting telecom networks under tremendous pressure, we substantially enhanced network capacities and our Network Warriors braved the challenges of lockdown and social distancing protocols, to ensure Vi customers get the best network experience which helps them to stay ahead and thrive.”