While Airtel has yet again secured the top spot in terms of average 4G LTE speed chart in India, Jio still delivers the fastest overall mobile data experience to the Indian consumers.According to an OpenSignal report. Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have been at loggerheads for a long time when it comes to the telecom market in the country. OpenSignal has shared its latest report on 4G, 3G download speeds based on 7 lakh devices across the nation. The speed charts are based on a study done between June 1 to August 31, 2017, according to the firm.

When it comes to the overall download speed, Reliance Jio has reached the top despite having an average of 5.81 Mbps. In this list, Airtel comes second with 5.05 Mbps and Vodafone was in the third position with 4.06 Mbps. Since this list includes with 3G and 4G networks, Jio has an upper hand as its entire network is built on 4G.

Jio registered a 49% increase in average speeds as compared to previous OpenSignal report


Enhancements in network reach and capacity help Jio to deliver consistent speed

  • Jio’s LTE network availability more than one and a half times of its nearest competitor in the availability metric
  • Seamless connectivity and consistent speeds enhance user experience. Hence overall speeds more appropriate as a comparison as they are a true reflection of the quality of service and customer experience.
  • 4G Subscribers on other legacy networks / service providers may experience sporadic spurt in speeds in select locations only but are usually on 2G/3G services due to the limited reach of 4G network of their service providers

When it comes to getting a network signal, the Opensignal report says that 4G LTE is growing in India very quick as the 3 top operators have 4G in almost 60 percent of the nation. Reliance Jio LTE leads the way where users are able to connect to its network, 05.6 percent of the time. Meanwhile, Airtel found itself at the bottom of the table with only 57.2 percent

Other networks have limited 4G users while Jio carries most of India’s wireless broadband data consumption


Opensignal report also paints a grim picture, where it says that India is still a lot dependent on 3G networks because of bad 4G. As Jio subscribers migrate from free to promotional tariffs and gradually to regular tariffs one can expect optimization of network capacity and even better speeds over the next few months.


You can read the reports here : https://opensignal.com/reports/2017/10/india/state-of-the-mobile-network