Reliance Jio GigaFiber Slips to Third Place in Netflix Speed Index Test Ahead of Launch

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When it comes to measuring speeds of the network by telecom operators and internet service providers, there are a handful of tests which the users depend on. One of the most relied speed tests when it comes to gauging the quality and speed of wired broadband services is the Netflix ISP Speed Index, which measures the prime-time performance of Netflix on particular ISPs. The Netflix ISP has been ranking the service providers in terms of the speed, and it has consistently ranked Reliance Jio GigaFiber higher than its peers which has proven the performance of the wired broadband service which Reliance Jio is going to introduce in a few months. However, in its latest speed index, the Netflix ISP has noted a slip-up in the rank of Reliance Jio GigaFiber.

Reliance Jio GigaFiber in Netflix ISP Index

Ever since the introduction of the wired broadband service in India by Reliance Jio GigaFiber, the service provider has ranked at the top, thus beating others by quite a margin since September 2018. It was till April 2019 that Reliance Jio GigaFiber stayed at the top of the charts, but was then surpassed by 7 Star Digital, another ISP which started providing impressive speeds thus taking over Reliance Jio by a small margin. However, now coming to the results of June 2019, Reliance Jio has slipped down to the third spot in these rankings with 7 Star Digital and Spectranet both ranking above it.

For the month of June 2019, while 7 Star Digital reported an index of 3.54, Spectranet reported a Netflix ISP Index of 3.5. Ranking below it, Reliance Jio GigaFiber registered an index of 3.49, thus showing a slight difference. However, the thing to note here is that although there is the marginal difference between these ISP, this small gap has led to change in the rankings on the speed charts and this new report comes at a crucial time as Reliance Jio is only days away from the commercial launch of its GigaFiber fibre-based broadband service.

7 Star Digital and Spectranet Ranking Above GigaFiber

Before the launch of the service, the broadband sector in India is already growing competitive as the service providers are gearing up for the launch of the telecom operator. During the start of its service, Reliance Jio GigaFiber was registering consistent lead of around 0.3 points as compared to its closest competitor 7 Star Digital. However, as the service is now reaching new cities and more and more subscribers are coming onboard, the service provider is losing points.

Apart from Reliance Jio GigaFiber, ranking just below the ISP on the Netflix ISP index is Airtel with 3.35 points and next is Atria Convergence Technologies with 3.24 points. The list is then followed by You Broadband, Hathway, D-VoiS, Syscon Infoway, Excitel Broadband, Alliance Broadband and tikona.

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