Jio top in 4G download speed in April, finds TRAI

By Agency Published on Jun 07, 2017 04:01 PM IST

Chennai, June 7: Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of the Reliance Industries conglomerate, topped the chart in 4G network speed for April with an all-time high download speed of 19.12 megabit per second, according to the latest report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Telecom regulator TRAI collects and computes data download speed with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis. Theoretically, a user can download one Bollywood movie in about five minutes at 16 mbps speed. Taking the pole position among other operators, Reliance Jio logged a download speed of 19.12 mbps during April, even bettering its own performance of 18.48 mbps demonstrated in the previous month, the report said.

Also, April was the fourth consecutive month for RJio to lead the 4G network speed chart. During April, the download speed on Idea Cellular network stood at 13.70 mbps and Vodafone network, at 13.38 mbps. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have announced merger of their operations to create the country's largest mobile phone operator worth more than $23 billion with a 35 per cent market share.

As per the monthly trend on TRAI's portal, Bharti Airtel logged average download speed of 10.15 mbps in April. The speed recorded was the highest among other players like Airtel, Idea and Vodafone. Jio also logged the highest speed in all technologies - 2G, 3G and 4G - the telecom regulator's site had stated.