New Delhi : Reliance Jio topped the chart of 4G broadband service providers for the 11th straight month by recording a peak download 4G speed of 25.6 mbps for November 2017, data published by telecom regulator Trai showed today.
Vodafone, the closest competitor to Jio, registered a top download speed of 10 megabit per second (mbps) followed by Bharti Airtel 9.8 mbps and Idea Cellular 7 mbps in November 2017, as per Trai data.
In October, Jio had registered a top speed of 21.8 mbps.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) collects and computes data download speed with the help of its ‘MySpeed’ application on a real-time basis.
In terms of upload speed, Vodafone overtook Idea Cellular in November by registering a speed of 6.9 mbps. Idea logged a peak upload speed of 6.6 mbps, followed by Jio which registered a speed of 4.9 mbps. Airtel recorded an upload speed of 4 mbps.
In October, Idea had topped the chart by registering the highest upload speed of 7.1 mbps.
About Reliance Jio 4G Plan:
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited or Jio is an LTE mobile network operator in India. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries headquartered in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra that provides wireless 4G LTE service network (without 2G/3G-based services) and is the only ‘VoLTE-only’ (voice over LTE) operator in the country which lacks legacy network support of 2G and 3G, with coverage across all 22 telecom circles in India.
The services were first beta-launched to Jio’s partners and employees on 27 December 2015 on the eve of 83rd birth anniversary of late Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, and later services were commercially launched on 5th September 2016.
The 4G services were launched internally to Jio’s partners, its staff and their families on 27 December 2015. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is also the brand ambassador of Jio, kickstarted the launch event which took place in Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai, along with celebrities like musician A R Rahman, actors Ranbir Kapoor and Javed Jaffrey, and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. The closed event was witnessed by more than 35000 RIL employees some of whom were virtually connected from around 1000 locations including Dallas in the US.