March 3 2021: A new report, from Tutela, the global independent crowdsourced mobile data company, has found that Airtel offers its subscribers the best and fastest network experience in India. Vi ( Vodafone-Idea) takes the top spot for upload speeds.
The report is based on over 31 million speed and latency tests in India taken from smartphones, collected between August 1 2020 and January 31, 2021.
- Airtel established its dominance among Indian operators winning first place in four out of the six categories that were tested. The operator had the highest Excellent Consistent Quality at 56.6% as well as the highest Core Consistent Quality of 83.7% in Common Coverage areas across the country. Airtel also outperformed other operators for median download speeds and latency.
- Vodafone Idea (now known as Vi) took the lead in the upload throughput category with a median upload speed of 5.2 ms. It was closely followed by Airtel with a median upload speed of 4.5 ms.
- Jio, which ranked third behind Airtel and Vodafone Idea in five out of six categories, came first in the coverage category. There was a significant difference in the relative area covered between first placed Jio with a total coverage score of 595 and last-placed BSNL Mobile’s score of 316 with latter heavily dependent on 3G.
Read the full report here.