Reliance Jio sees a continous dip in its downloading speed, while Airtel & Vodafone rise.


Reliance jio has seen a dip in its downloading speed acccording to OpenSignals report on overall mobile data download speeds in India, from May 2017 to February 2018.

The results show that is Jio seeing a drop in speeds from its peak in August last year. On the other hand Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea, witnessed a increase during this period.

According to OpenSignal’s Kevin Fitchard, the increase in overall download speeds for Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone was not due to an increase in actual speeds, but rather an increase in 4G LTE availability in the country. “The first thing we notice is that through the summer of 2017 overall speeds for Airtel, Idea and Vodafone were all relatively steady, but in September something happened that starts sending their overall download averages upwards. What we’re seeing isn’t an increase in LTE speeds or even 3G speeds – both metrics stayed relatively static over the last year. Instead, the three operators began expanding the reach of their LTE networks. Our 4G availability scores for all three operators increased significantly for all three operators in those 10 months. As more customers had access to faster LTE connections more often, overall speeds for Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone increased accordingly,” Fitchard wrote in the report.