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Airtel tops in download speed: Report

Airtel tops in download speed: Report

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Feb 2019 6:28 AM GMT

New Delhi: Airtel ranked top among the telecom operators in the country in terms of 4G download speed with an average speed of 8.6 megabits per second (Mbps) during the December 2018-January 2019 period, according to a report.

According to the report by Tutela, a mobile data and analytics company, the state-run BSNL ranked second with a download speed of 6.8 Mbps during the two months.

“Airtel has the fastest 4G download speeds by a considerable margin, but its 3G network is significantly slower than the competition’s,” it said. Vodafone, Idea and Jio recorded an average download speed of 6.4 Mbps, 6.3 Mbps and 6.2 Mbps respectively, in th 4G segment, as per the report.

Although Vodafone and Idea merged last August to become Vodafone Idea, the companies are providing services separately. In terms of 4G upload speed, Idea led the race with 4.7 Mbps, followed by Vodafone (4.5 Mbps) in the second position.

Airtel (4.3 Mbps), BSNL (4.2 Mbps) and Jio (3.8 Mbps) followed Idea and Vodafone in terms of upload speed. (IANS)

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