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.
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.
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.
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 .