Airtel 4G Vs Vodafone 4G in Delhi: Hunt for the fastest 4G network

After finding out the fastest 4G operator in Mumbai, we now move on to second metro city Delhi. Like Mumbai, Delhi has also got two active 4G networks from Airtel and Vodafone. Vodafone launched 4G service only few months back and became the second operator to offer 4G service in Delhi. Today we find who is the fastest of two.


The tests were conducted by our reader Manu Arora on his OnePlus Two smartphone at Pitampura, Delhi. The speeds were measured at 10am, 2pm and 7pm revealing how the network performed during different hours of the day. At time of testing both network were having almost full signal strength.

Airtel 4G: Unlike Mumbai, Airtel 4G couldn’t provide full speed of its 4G network, however managed to give speeds above 10 Mbps. The speeds kept improving as the we move through the day and fastest speed of 14 Mbps was obtained at night and slowest speed of 7 mbps was in the morning.


We are unable to confirm whether Airtel 4G signal was on 2300 Mhz or 1800 Mhz as Airtel holds both bands in the circle.

Vodafone 4G


Vodafone 4G struggled to provide speed near 5 Mbps and the speeds were more like a 3G network. At times speeds were as low as 1.58 Mbps and fastest speed was 4.77 Mbps. It seems that Vodafone 4G network is already congested in Delhi and speeds are far below 4G standard.

Both Airtel and Vodafone have 3G service in the circle and with 4G service operators wants to decongest their 3G network at the same time offer better speeds for customers. However, Vodafone 4G network seems to be already congested and may need to look at acquiring more 4G spectrum to improve quality of service in the metro city.

Also read : Airtel 4G Vs Vodafone 4G in Mumbai: Which is faster?

Inputs: Manu Arora

Note: The above test are for reference only and actual speed may vary depending on location and network.

Please do send us 4G speed test comparisons from your cities and we will get it published.

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22 Comments on "Airtel 4G Vs Vodafone 4G in Delhi: Hunt for the fastest 4G network"


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August 2, 2016 1:22 pm 1:22 PM

What are the expected speeds when using any 4g connection?
Currently I get a speed ranging anywhere between 6-8 mbps (during the day) to 10-14 mbps (mostly at midnight). I’m using Vodafone 4g. Is that fine?

June 16, 2016 12:58 pm 12:58 PM

vodafone costliest operator’s 4G speed in capital 1.5 mbps…..telenor’s 4G ….1-3mbps …[email protected] 149/- (as an offer 1gb @ 85/-)…….in VARANASI(UP EAST)……a small city….which one is making FOOL….or which’s user is FOOLISH

June 15, 2016 11:39 pm 11:39 PM

Reliance Jio ‘MAY’ launch in the next 2-3 months says official

Launch by September immenent network almost ready for commercial launch.

Arif (Kolkata)
June 16, 2016 3:08 pm 3:08 PM

yeah it could happened in oct. as here in kolkata , jio is in talk with kolkata police and they want to provide corporate plan to kolkata police from oct.

Rahul Yadav
June 16, 2016 2:23 am 2:23 AM

I think it will launch after Rcom shutdown it’s all over CDMA network and Jio full integrate with 850Mhz Rcom CDMA spectrum.