Reliance Jio has topped TRAI’s May list of fastest telecom operators when it comes to peak 4G download speeds in India. The brand managed to hit an all-time high of 19.123Mbps in that particular month.
That rate is based on the data collected by TRAI’s MySpeed app. It should be noted that the results correspond to the average of the data speed samples collected on a crowd sourcing basis over the course of a month or 3 months. It basically only represents people who have actually utilized the application to test their network speed and is not an actual survey.
As per PTI, Reliance Jio has been fairly consistent when it comes to TRAI’s list, sitting at the number one spot almost every month since its debut. It’s followed by Idea Cellular at 13.709Mbps, Vodafone India at 13.387Mbps, and Airtel at 10.153Mbps in May.
The same lineup repeats itself when it comes to average speeds, with Jio boasting of 18.4Mbps speeds, Idea of 11.8Mbps, Vodafone of 11.5Mbps, and Airtel of 9.9Mbps. However, things are pretty different when it comes to peak upload speeds since Idea tops that list at 8.459Mbps, followed by Vodafone at 7.3Mbps, Reliance Jio at 5.275Mbps, and Airtel at 4.641Mbps.
All-in-all, the 4 major telecom players in the market have increased its download and upload speeds since April. The companies have been fighting it out for months trying to gain supremacy in India, releasing pack after pack promising endless supplies of data.
Idea and Vodafone are planning to merge soon. Together, the two will command 35% of the market share and be worth over $23 billion. It’ll be interesting to see how the duo will deal with Reliance Jio’s aggressive strategy after it joins forces.