Jio Said to Be Capping JioFiber Speeds at One Tenth of Original Speed

According to some Twitter users online, Reliance Jio seems to be capping speeds of its broadband plans into 10% of the original speeds

  • The speed cap is applicable on upload speeds only
  • The upload speed is being reduced to 10% of the download speed
  • Reliance Jio has also started billing its JioFiber customers

The broadband industry in India right now is in a very competitive stage. The current situation of the broadband industry can be owed to the launch of fibre to the home services by the Mukesh Ambani led telecom operator, Reliance Jio. In the run-up to the launch of Reliance JioFiber, all the other broadband services upped the attractiveness of their plans either by bringing down the costs, increasing the speeds that they were offering or by bundling more benefits in their broadband plans. In the case of Reliance Jio, when these broadband plans launched, they received a little lukewarm response because although these plans were shipping massive speeds to the users ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, the total data offering in these plans was not considered enough for the users of broadband services. With this, we can infer that the main selling point of JioFiber broadband connections was the speed that these plans were offering. But, now it seems that the main offering from JioFiber, the upload speeds might start getting capped for subscribers as well, thus affecting their overall experience of the connection. If you are a JioFiber customer, then the following information might be extremely crucial for you.


Reliance Jio Upload Speed Cap

As per few of the Twitter users, Reliance Jio has started putting a limit on the speeds of the subscribers of JioFiber. The speeds that we are referring to here is the upload speed on the JioFiber connection. Although the upload speeds have been known to be slightly lower than the download speeds, the difference between the upload and download speeds in the case of JioFiber connection will make the subscribers rethink about their connection. According to the Twitter users, JioFiber is capping the upload speeds of the broadband plans to one-tenth of the original speeds, or 10% of the original download speeds. This basically means that the subscribers who opt for a plan offering 100 Mbps speed, will get upload speeds of only 10 Mbps.

Upload Speed Capping Explained

It is worth noting that when a broadband service provider offers a certain connection to the subscribers, then the upload speeds are considered to be almost equal or slightly less than then download speed cap. This means that if the subscriber gets download speeds of 100 Mbps, then the upload speed could be slightly less than 100 Mbps if speaking in illustrative terms. However, if the Twitter users are to be believed, this radical change by Reliance Jio will mean that the subscribers will see a massive difference in the network speed while uploading content or downloading content. In the case of 1 Gbps plan, the subscribers will witness upload speeds of 100 Mbps only.

For people who are using JioFiber connection at their home for playing online multiplayer games, this will be a huge step back as their gaming performance is likely to be hit if the upload speeds are heavily capped. The same will be true for people who are using this connection to upload media to the internet.

JioFiber Starting to Bill Customers

To recall, only a few days back Reliance Jio had started billing its JioFiber customers. These subscribers were getting the JioFiber services for free until now, under the JioFiber preview offer, which was on since the launch of JioFiber. Until now, the billing systems of JioFiber were not ready yet, but with the new billing systems in place, Jio has finally started charging its JioFiber customers. But, with the caps in upload speeds, it seems that the JioFiber customers might not be happy with Jio right now.

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And here I was planning a switch to jiofiber for sometime now. Glad I did not take that decision. I wanted to wait and see what customers of jiofiber have to say after they start billing them. I’m a very happy customer of Youbroadband for more than a year now. No issues with upload and download speed. Infact, here upload speed is more than download speed. I have a 150 Mbps plan and almost all the time, I get speeds more than 150 Mbps. Only problem is they still don’t have IPv6 support in my city (and that is why… Read more »

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Sujith Nair

What kind of BS are you spreading, man? It is an industry standard to cap upload speeds at 10-20% of the download speed, since a majority of internet use is download. The only persons who are bound to be affected at all by upload speed caps are content creators, who upload large video files, etc to youtube or other streaming sites. This is plenty of bandwidth for the average end-user/ online gamer. I urge anyone who reads this shoddy article to actually research and find out for yourself the true facts. There are plenty of articles/videos by actual people with… Read more »

Hey Sujith. We, at TelecomTalk, check thrice before posting an article. JioFiber is capping the UPLOAD speeds, yes they are. This is the truth. There’s no requirement for you to teach us what’s upload and download speeds are. Upload speeds are low when compared to download, but JioFiber is capping them to 1/10th of the promised speeds. For a 100 Mbps JioFiber connection, users are getting less than 10 Mbps. Can you justify this with your PRO knowledge?

If you want to share knowledge, share it in a proper way, otherwise just stay away.



You are right. A friend of mine in Kolkatta who has taken Jiofiber connection recently has confirmed that upload speed is capped at 10% of d/l speed. The local Jio manager has said that it is done at their nodal control facility at Mumbai and the customer-end guys are helpless over this.

Thanks TelecomTalk for bringing this issue to the notice of the public.

Sujith Nair

Haha.. i had linked a youtube video explaining this. Guess your automod decided to get rid of it. Now, as for me, i’m a bsnl user. And i’ve used Asianet broadband too. As well as Bsnl Wimax. And guess what? Our upload speeds are capped at 10 percent too, in each and every scenario. ISPs have to decide what percentage of the bandwidth to allocate for your upload/download, and more for download just makes sense. Although i do have to concede the fact that fibre connections are possible of symmetric data bandwidths, i fail to see anyone anywhere specifically mention… Read more »

Never happened with BSNL, Asianet Broadband, ACT Fibernet and Airtel Xstream Fibre. Even used Spectra and You Broadband. No one capped that. Maybe the plan you selected has that. Also, learn how to establish a conversation.

Mathews Mons

Asianet caps upload speed at 1/4th of original speed

Nope. Tarun has been using their service in Kerala for years now and he did not face any such issues. Even our primary connection at our office in Kerala is an Asianet one.

Sujith Nair

Care to backup your claims with actual figures? Because i know i am. No ISP i’ve ever used at home has specifically mentioned their upload speeds. Nor have i seen it advertised. Corporate connections, definitely.

Dude, everyone here knows that ISPs do provide upload speeds equal to what they promise. In the case of JioFiber, they are misleading and no proper info has been delivered. A lot of people will surely disagree with what you’re saying.

No ISP mentions it because they don’t cap the upload speeds, like JioFiber.

Sujith Nair

I couldn’t care less whether the random internet user agrees with me or not. As a tech website, don’t you have any figures to back up your claims of uncapped upload speeds? Or for that matter, even a mention of the advertised upload speeds of the other ISPs, if any? Because i genuinely haven’t seen anyone advertise it specifically. And while i enjoy bashing jio’s exploitative practises as much as the next person, i just felt this article had a bit too much bias against the company, and the only reason i could read is “twitter claims so.” My requests… Read more »

Oh man. Your horseshit is seriously amusing me now. Continue using BSNL ADSL and rule the internet.

Sujith Nair

Now this is just beautiful. First you tell me to mind my language, and when i do and ask nicely, you term my requests horseshit. Last i checked, this is a telecom site, and not a tweet-of-the-day site. I expect decent articles backed up by numbers and facts. And nice work assuming what ISP i currently use. Good day.

Good luck!


Probably he is using bsnl ADSL, 10 dl and 1 ul is normal.
Bsnl FTTH never caps upload speed.
Also share speed test results of bsnl FTTH you are using at your office pls

We’re working on a full review as several users asked for the same.

Sujith Nair

Hey buddy. I find it a bit rich when you invite me to explain, but your mods magically remove my explanation posts. The first one i can understand, since it was a youtube link, and auto spam filter maybe. But the second i actually took the time to type out. Guess no one likes to be wrong, huh? Here it is – I’ve used various ISPs, for broadband, WiMax and 4G, and my download speeds were always capped at 10% of the advertised. I mean, as an ISP, it makes sense when a majority of data is download, for the… Read more »


Did u confirm that with jio?

It can be a technical issue of that user.!

If it happens to one user, technical issue. If it happens to every JioFiber user, then it’s not and it’s a limitation. And after publishing the article, no one contacted from Jio, so it’s legit. And yes, we did confirm with the technicians of JioFiber.


//It is an industry standard to cap upload speeds at 10-20% of the download speed//

No. You are wrong.

Many ISPs provide “symmetric” speed for both upload and download – Act Fibernet for instance.

This is the age of backup/sync on the cloud for which you need good upload speed. Besides, people upload photos to Facebook, Instagram etc and also do video chat on WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype etc. We also attach files to emails, we share file with others – all these need a good upload speed.
Only yor comment is shoddy, not this article.

Well said, buddy.

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