Jio leads in 4G download speed, Vodafone Idea fastest in upload: TRAI

Jio leads in 4G download speed, Vodafone Idea fastest in upload: TRAI

Based on the country-wide data collected in real-time on TRAI’s MySpeed app.


New Delhi: Reliance Jio continues to reign over the 4G internet segment with 21.9 megabit per second (Mbps) average download speed in June. The download speed has increased marginally from 20.7 Mbps in May, showed the latest monthly data published by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Jio’s network speed in the month was over three times higher than that of the nearest competitor Vodafone Idea, which showed an average download speed of 6.5 Mbps. Meanwhile, Airtel also recorded a marginal improvement in its average 4G download speed, but it was still the lowest at five Mbps, as per the data.

While Jio tops the 4G download chart, Vodafone Idea leads in the upload segment.

According to the telecom regulator, Vodafone Idea had an average upload speed of 6.2 Mbps in May, followed by Reliance Jio with an upload speed of 4.8 Mbps and Bharti Airtel with 3.9 Mbps.

The download speed helps consumers access content from the internet, while upload speed helps them send or share pictures or videos to their contacts. The average speed is computed by TRAI based on the data it collects across India with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis.

Government owned telecom operator BSNL, which has also rolled out 4G service in select areas, did not figure in the TRAI data.