Reliance Jio users who were complaining about low download speeds might have a reason to rejoice. After witnessing a consecutive decline in download speeds for two months, in March and April, finally, new speed test results highlight that Reliance Jio has managed to register an improvement in download speeds. The data was shared by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai’s) MySpeed portal. The tests revealed that Reliance Jio’s download speeds were pegged at 22.3 Mbps for June month, up from the previous number of 19 Mbps in May. Airtel stood second with 9.7 Mbps (9.3 Mbps in May) speed, and Vodafone ranked third with downloading speeds averaging 6.7 Mbps (6.8 Mbps in May). Idea Cellular stayed behind all by registering the speed of 6.1 Mbps. (6.5 Mbps in May).
Trai also revealed that over Over 3 million speed tests have conducted on Jio. Over 750,000 tests have been done on Airtel’s network, and 300,000 more have been conducted for testing Vodafone India’s net speed.
Contrary to the download speed rankings, Idea Cellular stood first in upload speed by registering 5.9 Mbps. However, compared to May the upload speeds for Idea Cellular have come down significantly. On the second number was Vodafone which averaged 5.3 Mbps, Jio stood third with 5.1 Mbps and last was Airtel which could only average 3.8 Mbps of upload speed in June.
Trai’s MySpeed app testing methodology has been questioned over the last six months and even the regulator seems to be working closely with other network speed testing firms such as Ookla. If you would like to test the upload and download speeds of your carrier yourself, you can head over to Fast.com – a speed testing service by Netflix which will also allow you to measure upload speeds and more technical parameters like latency after its latest revamp.
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