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Bharti Airtel Tops Reliance Jio When It Comes To 4G Speed

Bharti Airtel has topped the chart of 4G service providers in India with a 9.31 megabytes per second download speed on its network.

Idea Cellular and Vodafone followed with 7.27 mbps and 6.98 mbps respectively while Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. was the slowest of the lot, according to a report by broadband parameters research firm OpenSignal.

Airtel held onto our 3G and 4G speed awards since OpenSignal’s last report, and it wrested our overall speed award away from Jio, locking down the top spot in all three of our speed categories. Jio, however, remained the closest contender in overall speed due to its high level of 4G access.
OpenSignal Report

The broadband speed measurement has become bone of contention in the industry as test conducted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has found Reliance Jio as the fastest 4G services providers in several months.

Jio, however, found top spot in terms of 4G network coverage, as per the report. “Jio continued to dominate our 4G availability metric as our testers were able to access an LTE (4G) signal 96.4 percent of the time,” the report said.