Bharti Airtel, today said that it had been rated as India’s fastest mobile network by Ookla - the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. This latest recognition furthers cements Airtel’s position as India’s best smartphone network that consistently enables a superior online experience for customers.
Ookla’s findings are based on analysis of millions of internet speed tests logged on ‘modern devices’ by mobile customers across India using its popular 'Speedtest' app. The results include all mobile tests, regardless of connection technology.
Airtel has been making significant investments towards building a ‘future ready’ network under Project Leap, its national network transformation initiative. Ookla’s findings are yet another testimony to Airtel’s endeavour to delight customers with best-in-class mobile experience across technology platforms and devices.
Ajai Puri, Director and Operations, India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel said “At Airtel, our constant endeavour is to provide the best possible experience for our customers. We are delighted to receive this recognition from a global leader like Ookla, and it is yet another validation of our efforts to build a world-class smartphone network.”
“We are pleased to acknowledge Airtel as India’s Fastest Mobile Network for 2016. This award recognises Airtel’s commitment to delivering fast speeds and a reliable network to their customers across India.” Jamie Steven, COO at Speedtest by Ookla.
Airtel has been consistently rated as the fastest mobile network in India. The latest speed tests published by the TRAI also ranked Airtel as the fastest 4G network in India.
Besides this, Airtel has already started working to deploy the 5G network in India, and at the recently concluded MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, the company has joined hands with Finnish Gear maker Nokia to bring the 5G network to India. To recall, Airtel was the first telecom network to deploy the 4G services in India back in 2012.
According to the TRAI speed test data, Airtel's data speeds has seen a rise in the month of January and is ahead of incumbent operators such as Reliance Jio and Vodafone India.