With much better coverage and country-wide network support, Reliance Jio emerged as the fastest mobile broadband service provider in the country. The telco has recorded a 4G download speed of 21.8 Mbps, at the end of October 2017, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) MySpeed report.

While, other major telcos Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular recorded 4G download speed, which is less than half of what’s Jio can offer. Vodafone India stands second in the 4G speed with a recorded 9.9 Mbps download speed.

India’s top telco Airtel recorded its highest 4G download speed of 9.3 Mbps at the end of October 2017 and takes the 3rd spot. However, Idea Cellular dropped further in its 4G speed with a recorded 8.1 Mbps during the month.

Jio tops with 21.8 Mbps 4G Download speed, Idea drops to 4th spot: TRAI MySpeed Oct 2017 report

Coming to 4G upload speed, Idea Cellular tops the chart with a recorded 4G upload speed of 7.1 Mbps. Airtel is the worst with a 3.9 Mbps 4G upload speed. However, most of the telcos have marginally improved their upload speed when compared to the data in September 2017.

The 4G download speed is important as it allows you to stream HD (or even 4K) buffer free videos or download photos and movies from the web. The upload speed matters, when you’re sharing videos or photo on YouTube or Facebook.

TRAI MySpeed 4G Speed report: October 2017
  • Reliance Jio has the highest 4G download speed with 21.8 Mbps.
  • Vodafone India takes the second spot with an average download speed of 19.9 Mbps. Airtel stands third at a download speed of 9.3 Mbps.
  • Idea Cellular drops to fourth spot with 8.1 Mbps 4G download speed.
  • On 4G upload speed, Idea Cellular topped the chart with 7.1 Mbps. Followed by Vodafone India with a 4G upload speed of 6.2 Mbps.

If you are new to TRAI MySpeed Portal, then it uses data shared by users using its TRAI MySpeed App. It lets you explore the network coverage and mobile internet speed across different telecom operators pinpointed to your exact location. One added advantage is that the portal helps you to find the operator having speediest mobile internet connection in your area.

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