Vodafone Idea Ahead of Airtel, Jio in Upload Speeds: TRAI

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Reliance Jio on Wednesday continued to maintain the leadership that it has held in terms of 4G speeds, with 20.7 megabits per second average download speeds, with Vodafone Idea topping the charts in terms of the upload speeds with 6.7 Mbps data speed in May, according to the latest data that has been published by the telecom regulator TRAI.

The speeds for Reliance Jio's 4G network had marginally risen but it was thrice as fast as that of Vodafone Idea, the second-best competitor which showed speeds of 6.3 Mbps

In case you were wondering the total number of smartphones subscriptions in India stood at 810 million in the year 2020, with expectations of growth to a staggering 1.2 billion in the next five years.

Coming back to the specifics of the report, Airtel had the lowest average speed of 4.7 Mbps as per the data that had been published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on June 8.

What Do We Know About The Network Speeds

Do note that download speeds can help consumers access content from the internet and upload speeds can help when it comes to sending or sharing content to other users.

As per TRAI Vodafone Idea mustered up an average upload speed of 6.3 Mbps in the month of May. This was followed by Reliance Jio with an upload speed of 4.2 Mbps and Bharti Airtel 3.6 Mbps. Oddly, state-owned telecom operator BSNL rolled out 4G services in certain areas but the network speed was not revealed in the TRAI chart.

In terms of how the speed was computed, the average speed was computed by the TRAI based on the data that it collects all across India via the MySpeed application, that too on a real-time basis.

This news comes at a time when internet speeds are the new norm, considering how we are in the middle of the pandemic and the key use cases and jobs have moved online. From schooling to 9to5 jobs, all of these tasks are now moving online, so the good thing is that there are decent speeds being offered by some telcos, whilst others need to figure their networking out, as the speeds are becoming a key aspect of networking in 2021.

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