Airtel’s Average Data Download Speed Highest in January
Bharti Airtel’s average data download speed was the highest in January at 8.42 megabits per second (mbps), a tad faster than new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 8.34 mbps, according to data published on the telecom regulator’s website on Thursday.
While market leader Bharti Airtel’s average download speed doubled from 4.68 mbps in December, Jio’s fell sharply from 18.14 mbps in December, Trai data showed.
Vodafone and Idea Cellular increased the average download speed on their networks last month. The speed on Vodafone’s network increased to 6.8 mbps from 6.7 mbps, while Idea’s rose to 6.62 mbps from 5 mbps. BSNL’s average declined to 3.16 mbps from 3.42 mbps. —