TRAI’s MySpeed app has released data for the month of September with 4G download and upload speeds for telecom operators in India. This month, 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.

Getting down to specifics, in terms of 4G download speeds, 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.

TRAI last week had said it plans to strengthen the MySpeed app and would also make its evaluation method more transparent after consultation with operators. TRAI hopes to come out with a white paper soon on underlying methodology and algorithms used by the said app for
calculating data speeds of various service providers.

An Idea Cellular statement said it has rapidly expanded network to 2.60 lakh sites across the country, with 50 percent dedicated to mobile broadband services. The company also said it added nearly 50,000 broadband sites over the last 12 months to August, growing its broadband footprint to cover 5,888 census towns and close to 1.05 lakh villages and reaching out to 45 percent population of the country.

Written with inputs from PTI

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