Jio continues to lead average 4G download speed rankings with 20.9 Mbps speed, whereas Vodafone leads in terms of 4G upload speed in January, according to telecom regulator Trai’s data.
Reliance Jio led the chart despite facing a dip in the peak download speed of 27.2 Mbps recorded in November. Jio was almost 3 times faster than its rival Bharti Airtel.
As per the data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Airtel network had an average 4G download speed of 7.9 Mbps, Vodafone 7.6 Mbps and Idea 6.5 Mbps.
The average speed is computed based on the data collected by TRAI across India with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis.
Though Vodafone and Idea have merged their mobile businesses, Trai measured their performance separately as the integration of networks of both the companies is currently on.
Vodafone topped the chart for upload speed with data speed of 6 Mbps. It was followed by Idea which recorded upload speed of 5.6 Mbps, Reliance Jio 4.6 Mbps and Airtel 3.8 Mbps.
The download speed helps in accessing content from various applications, while upload speed helps in sharing of content by subscribers like email, photo, video, among others.