Speed Testing Service Agency, Ookla, released a new report on 4G availability and speed in India on Tuesday. According to this report, between July-December 2018, Mukesh Ambani owned company Reliance Jio remained the leader in 4G network accessibility, while Bharti Airtel was at number one in the case of 4G speed. In the survey conducted in 15 cities, the Jio Network’s availability leads with 98.8%, while Airtel came second with 90%. The availability of Vodafone was 84.6% and the availability of the Idea Network was 82.8%.
Jio remained the leader in 4G network accessibility, while Airtel was at number one for 4G speeds.
In the survey of Ookla, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Mumbai were included. Seven cities out of these 15 cities- Bangalore Networks, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Nagpur, Pune and Visakhapatnam Jio dominated the availability charts. Vodafone’s turned out to be a leader in these five cities – Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Mumbai. While, the availability of the Airtel network is highest in Delhi and Hyderabad, and the availability of Idea is only the highest in Kolkata. Jio emerged as the clear winner, winning the availability battle in seven out of 15 cities.
Airtel clocked highest 4G speeds among providers with 11.23 Mbps
Ookla also shed some light on the 4G speeds across the networks. According to them, having more network accessibility does not affect Internet speed. Based on the report, Airtel’s 4G internet speed was 11.23 Mbps, which was the highest during July to December. Vodafone and Jio both contested the second spot clocking 9.13 Mbps each. The speed of Idea networks was 7.02 Mbps, which was the lowest.
According to the report, Jio’s 99.9% availability was highest in Indore and Jaipur, while 99.2% was the lowest in Mumbai. This means that Jio maintained a 99%+ availability in all 15 cities. Similarly, Bharti Airtel’s network has the highest availability of 97.5% in Bengaluru and the lowest is 92.9% in Visakhapatnam. Meanwhile, the availability of Vodafone network is 98.0% in Ahmedabad and the lowest is 74.9% in Hyderabad. The highest of Idea Network was 97% in Chennai and 38.8% in Delhi.