While Jio, Airtel fight, Idea takes lead with highest 4G upload speed

Idea Cellular topped the chart in terms of average 4G upload speed for September at 6.307 mbps
While Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio have been involved in a bitter war of words on mobile data speed in the recent past, Idea Cellular provided the highest 4G upload speed last month.

Idea Cellular on Monday said it achieved the highest 4G upload speed in September citing data compiled by telecom regulator Trai's MySpeed app.

Idea Cellular topped the chart in terms of average 4G upload speed for September at 6.307 mbps, the private telecom player said in a statement reeling off the Trai data.

It reported an average download speed of 8.74 mbps (megabits per second) during the same month.

However, Reliance Jio leads in terms of download speeds, followed by Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel.  In terms of upload speeds, Idea leads, followed by Vodafone, Reliance Jio, and Airtel.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) MySpeed app tabulates mobile data speed of various operators. ALSO READ: Idea beats Jio, Airtel to record highest average 4G upload speed in Sep


TRAI’s MySpeed app reports that Reliance Jio offered speeds up to 18.433Mbps, followed by Vodafone at 8.999Mbps, Idea at 8.746Mbps, and Airtel at 8.550Mbps. All the speeds are lower than the three-month averages, of 18.5Mbps, 10Mbps, 9.1Mbps, and 8.9Mbps respectively.

As for 4G upload speeds, Idea leads with 6.307Mbps, Vodafone comes second at 5.776Mbps, Jio is third at 4.134Mbps, and Airtel is fourth at 4.088Mbps. Three-month averages for the 4G upload speeds are 6.3Mbps, 5.9Mbps, 4.4Mbps, and 4.3Mbps, respectively.

OpenSignal's gives Bharti Airtel a thumbs up

According to the second India report by OpenSignal, Bharti Airtel is the best performer among Indian mobile service providers in terms of 4G data speed.

The OpenSignal report, which closely looks at the dynamics of mobile data in India, taking into account 7,369,029,252 measurements from 7,08,504 devices reveals that Bharti Airtel continues to lead in 4G and 3G data speed. Though, despite its wins, both metrics were down from the first report that was published in April.

According to the OpenSignal report, Bharti Airtel tops the 4G LTE download speed with an average speed of 9.15 Mega-bits per seconds (Mbps). It was closely followed by Vodafone and Idea in 4G LTE internet speed test, with scores of 7.45 Mbps and 7.4 Mbps, respectively. Reliance Jio was a distant fourth with a speed of 5.81 Mbps.

OpenSignal is a provider of insights into coverage and performance of mobile operators worldwide.