Airtel is the Fastest LTE Network in Major Metro Cities Of India With Average Download Speeds of Over 10 Mbps Says OpenSignal Website

Yesterday, we reported the OpenSignal‘s report on India’s fastest LTE connections chart and now, the company’s website data shows that Airtel is the fastest network in the major metro cities of India with average download speeds of over 10 Mbps as of today. However, in some areas, Reliance Jio has the upper hand along with Idea Cellular.

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OpenSignal Report in Delhi

According to the OpenSignal’s website, Bharti Airtel is the fastest network in India in most of the major areas such as the New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. That said, in Kolkata, Airtel is clocking average download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, and that’s way higher than any other operators in the country.

In Hyderabad, Idea Cellular is the fastest network with average download speeds of 9.3 Mbps, which is followed by Airtel with speeds of 8 Mbps and Jio with average download speeds of 6.8 Mbps.

Aforesaid, Jio is leading in some areas such as Shimla and Lucknow, In Shimla, Jio is way better than Airtel with average speeds of 14.5 Mbps, whereas Airtel is delivering speeds of 9.5 Mbps. In Lucknow, Jio is ahead of others.

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OpenSingal Report in Mumbai

Do make a note that these are LTE speeds and the results are slightly different when you consider the speeds on 2G/3G technology. In most of the areas under 2G/3G, Vodafone India has the better download speeds than other operators. However, there’s not much difference between Airtel and Vodafone though. For example, if you consider the Bangalore circle, Vodafone is topping the list with average speeds of 5.3 Mbps and Airtel has speeds of 4.8 Mbps. And in some areas such as Mumbai and Kolkata, Airtel has better speeds than Vodafone.

In addition, the upload speeds of Airtel are also better than others in the metro areas with average upload speeds of 4 Mbps. However, in areas such as Bangalore and Cochin, Vodafone is ahead of Airtel. In some circles Idea, BSNL, and Telenor are leading the list.

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OpenSignal Report in Mumbai


OpenSignal Report in Bangalore

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OpenSignal Report in Hyderabad

However, as per TRAI data, Bharti Airtel’s average download speed increased nearly by two-fold to 8.42Mbps in January 2017 whereas in February 2017 Reliance Jio Download Speeds Improved Drastically with Average Speed of 9Mbps .

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March 30, 2017 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

By next week Jio’s actual connectivity and speed will be out.

March 30, 2017 1:30 pm 1:30 PM

ya and it will be as pathetic as they are now as their network is flawed. Even when there were very less users during LYF offer, their speed was not even 3g worthy.always below 1mbps.Jio can never be a primary network.

March 30, 2017 8:40 am 8:40 AM

I don’t what kind of news is this. This is the speed of Jio in my area and that too in a village.

March 30, 2017 8:35 am 8:35 AM
As per today’s economic times (mumbai) – Jio prime membership crossed 50 million ….the figure will increase as two days still left for enrollment in prime…….jio is expecting 50% of the base that is around 60 million as its paid customers, which is very good for a start. Secondly jio free voice calls also gets clearance… , voda were fighting to increase interconnect charges to be increased from .14 paise per minute . Instead trai/dot thinking of removing interconnect charges. Interconnect charges are the cost per minute (.14) by the operator from whose network originates to the operator to whom… Read more »
March 30, 2017 5:41 pm 5:41 PM

Yes with ICU telecos hangs with 2g more than with 3g, 4g. No icu then development goes data way. Bcz when no call revenue or flat..Only data speed wars ahead…No ICU in next 6-9 months.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 30, 2017 10:17 am 10:17 AM

Haha was waiting for the interconnect charge clearance. It was expected anyway.