Vi (formerly Vodafone Idea) was reportedly India’s fastest mobile operator in Q3 2020. That’s according to global internet speed test leader Ookla, which claims that the merged British and Indian company emerged as the leader in upload and download speeds in all three countries. months that ended on September 30, while Airtel and Jio ranked number two and three, respectively.
According to the report, Vi recorded average download speeds of 13.7 Mbps and average upload speeds of 6.19 Mbps during the period. Airtel came in second with an average download speed of 13.58Mbps and an average upload speed of 4.15Mbps, while Jio took the final position of the podium with download speeds of 9.71Mbps and upload speeds of 3.41Mbps on average.
The report further states that speeds differ significantly from city to city. Hyderabad apparently had the fastest average download speeds on mobile devices during this period at 14.35 Mbps, closely followed by Mumbai at 13.55 Mbps and Visakhapatnam at 13.40 Mbps. The slowest average download speeds on our list were measured in Nagpur (10 , 44 Mbps), Kanpur (9.45 Mbps) and Lucknow (8.67 Mbps).
According to a damning report from the same source earlier this week, overall connectivity speeds in India are significantly lower than some of our immediate neighbors, including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Be that as it may, the country leads in terms of 4G availability, with up to 93.7% of the locations tested across the country showing the presence of 4G networks of one operator or another. Bangladesh followed with an availability of 78.6%, while Pakistan had the lowest 4G availability in the region during this period at 72.9%.
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