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Reliance Jio Tops 4G Download Speed In May; Idea’s Upload Rate Is The Highest

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has topped the chart of fastest 4G telecom operators with an average peak download speed of 22.3 megabit per second on its network while Idea Cellular Ltd. registered highest upload speed in May, according to a report by the telecom regulator.

Jio’s national average of 4G download speed was more than double compared to its closest rival Bharti Airtel Ltd., which recorded download speed of 9.7 mbps, higher than 9.3 mbps it registered in April, on similar parameters, according to the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on MySpeed Portal.

Vodafone and Idea Cellular registered slight dips in their download speeds in May at 6.7 and 6.1 mbps, respectively, compared to 6.8 mbps and 6.5 mbps recorded in April.

Idea, however, continued to top the chart in terms of 4G upload speed but with a slight dip compared to previous month.

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The download speed plays an important role when a user watches any video, browse Internet, access emails; and a good upload speed is required when a user wants to share data like images, videos and any other file through email or social media applications.

Idea registered nationwide average peak upload speed of 5.9 mpbs in May compared to 6.3 mbps in April. It was followed by Vodafone which registered peak upload speed of 5.3 mbps, Jio 5.1 mbps and Airtel 3.8 mbps.

Both Jio and Idea have continued to maintain their leadership in their respective segment since last several months.

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

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