New Delhi: With an average download speed of 20.9 megabits per second on its network, Reliance Jio was the fastest telecom network in February, data published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone posted lacklustre download speeds at 9.4 Mbps and 6.7 Mbps respectively, compared to their January performance, according to the telecom regulator. The Idea network’s average download speed improved to 5.7 Mbps last month from 5.5 Mbps in January.
TRAI posts Vodafone, Idea performances separately
Even as Vodafone and Idea Cellular operate as a single entity, Vodafone Idea, after merging their businesses, TRAI published their network performances separately.
Vodafone tops average upload speed list
In terms of the average upload speed, Vodafone topped the list, with the network posting an upload speed of 6 Mbps last month, compared to 5.4 Mbps in January. Last month, Jio recorded a slight improvement with an average upload speed of 4.5 Mbps, while Idea and Airtel posted a minor drop in average 4G upload speed at 5.6 Mbps and 3.7 Mbps respectively.
Healthy download speeds help users watch videos, browse the Internet, and access emails smoothly while good upload speed facilitates sharing of data like pictures, videos via social media applications or email.
The telecom regulator computes average speed in accordance with data it collects with the help of its MySpeed application on a real-time basis.