According to data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio’s 4G network speed increased by about 15 per cent in September. While its rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL) grew by nearly 85 per cent and 60 per cent to 11.9 mbps and 14.4 mbps, respectively.
Download speed helps consumers access content from the Internet, while upload speed helps them send or share pictures or videos to their acquaintances.
According to TRAI, the 4G upload speed of three private telcos improved in September.
Vodafone Idea maintained an average upload speed of 7.2 Mbps in September. This was followed by Reliance Jio’s upload speed of 6.2 Mbps and Bharti Airtel’s 4.5 Mbps.
State-owned telecom company BSNL has launched 4G service in select areas, but its network speed is not mentioned in the Trai report.
The telecom regulator calculates the average speed on a real-time basis based on the data collected across the country with the help of its MySpeed application.