Reliance Jio 4G download speed tops chart; good news comes ahead of Q3 result

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 17, 2019, 06:04 PM IST

Reliance Jio 4G download speed continues to stay on the top and that has been the case for the past 12 months in a row, according data published by telecom regulator Trai. However, Reliance Jio 4G download speed actually declined by about 8 per cent in December to 18.7 megabit per second (mbps). Reliance Jio network recorded an average download speed of 20.3 mbps in November. Reliance Jio quarterly (Q3) result is expected to be unveiled today.




The performance of Reliance Jio arch rival Bharti Airtel 4G network marginally improved in December to 9.8 mbps from 9.7 mbps in November, according to the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on MySpeed Portal. Though Vodafone and Idea Cellular have merged their businesses and now operate as Vodafone Idea, Trai published their network performance separately.   Image source: Reuters


4G download speed on Vodafone network declined slightly to 6.3 mbps from 6.8 mbps in November, while that of Idea dipped to 6 mbps from 6.2 mbps. Idea, however, continued to top the chart in terms of 4G upload speed despite dip in network performance. The upload speed on Idea network declined to 5.3 mbps in December from 5.6 mbps in November.   Image source: Reuters


The download speed plays an important role when a user watches any video, browse the internet, access e-mails; and a good upload speed is required when a user wants to share data such as images, videos and any other files through e-mail or social media applications.   Image source: Pixabay


Vodafone continued to show improvement and recorded increase in upload speed at 5.1 mbps in December from 4.9 mbps in November.  Image source: Reuters


Reliance Jio upload speed declined to 4.3 mbps in December from 4.5 mbps in November.   Image source: Reuters


Airtel, too, recorded marginal dip in upload speed at 3.9 mbps from 4 mbps during the months under review.
Both Reliance Jio and Idea have continued to maintain their leadership in their respective segments for the past several months.  Image source: Reuters


The average speed is computed by Trai based on data it collects with help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis.   Image source: Reuters