Reliance Jio is the number Indian telecom operator because of multiple reasons. One of those reasons is having the capability to offer the best to the users at the least cost. Reliance Jio’s median download speed has increased from 5.96 Mbps in March 2021 to 13.08 Mbps in June 2021. The positive increase in median download speed is due to the spectrum and network spectrum investments that Reliance Jio made in 2021. Jio purchased Rs 58,000 (approximately) crores worth of spectrum and has deployed it in multiple parts of the country.
5G Would Increase Median Download Speed Further
As per a report that came from Ookla, the median download speed in India is expected to grow by 10 times with the arrival of 5G. The data for the same has been taken from other Asian markets, which saw the download speeds growing by 9 to 10 times with 5G when compared with 4G.
The exact speed can’t be figured out, but it is safe to assume that the data speed should grow by 10x. Looking at the current median downloading speed from Reliance Jio, it feels like users might get up to 130 Mbps speed with 5G if there’s a 10x increase in speed.
But let’s leave assumptions and come to the actual numbers. As per Ookla, more than 54.5% of Indian users could consume the internet at more than 5 Mbps speed in June 2021 which is more than the 52.9% of users that could get this speed in March 2021.
The spectrum deployment from both Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio has helped the telcos serve even better network experience to their customers. As per Ookla, the delayed launch of 5G in India will help with getting the network equipment and 5G technology at a cheaper cost.
Further, the availability of more low-cost 5G smartphones in the future will allow the operators to capitalise on their 5G investments at a much faster rate than now.