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Reliance Jio maintains its lead with average download speed of 16.8Mbps in March

Jio exhibiting its mettle every month

By Ajit Krishna | Apr 21, 2017, 03.37 PM IST
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According to the data collected by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio once again outpaced its rivals Bharti Airtel and Idea in terms of average download speed. For the month of March, the average download speed on Jio mobile network stood at 16.8 Mbps. However, Idea grabbed the top position when it comes to average upload speeds with 6.5 Mbps.

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Though Reliance Jio's average download speed is nearly twice of its rivals, it is also following a downward trend. The average download speed on Jio network is 17.2 Mbps in February and 17.42 Mbps in January. The growing network congestion may be playing the spoilsport for Jio.

On the other hand, for March Airtel registered average 4G download speed of 10.43 Mbps, which is lower than 11.24 Mbps in February. Idea also saw a month-on-month drop with 12.02 Mbps in March from 12.21 Mbps in February. Vodafone is trailing by a significant margin with an average 4G download speed of 7.93 Mbps in March, down from 8.33 Mbps in February. It is worth noting that every telecom operator registered lower speeds compared to the previous month.

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As aforementioned, Idea is comfortably triumphing over others in average upload speeds. For the month of March, Idea retained its top position with an average upload speed of 6.53 Mbps. Airtel and Vodafone are not far behind with average upload speed of 4.45 Mbps and 5.4 Mbps respectively. The irony is Reliance Jio which trounced others in average download speed is lagging behind with average upload speed of 3.45 Mbps in March. However, it better than February reading of 2.2 Mbps.

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