Reliance Jio Sees Improved Download, Upload Speeds in January: TRAI

As per Statistics published by the MySpeed portal Site of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio 4G download Rates have been on a downward spiral since October, Although It Has Been way ahead of its Competitors.

Now, the latest January data is outside, and it shows that the downward collapse has finally stopped with January numbers marginally better than the December 2018 numbers. While Reliance Jio is far ahead of its competitors, Vodafone has managed to enhance its download rate numbers as well with 6.7Mbps rates in January 2019, compared to 6.3Mbps rates in December 2018. It is still way under Jio, whose rate is twice as its nearest rival Airtel.

The January 2019 figures on the MySpeed portal suggests that the January 2019 typical 4G download rate for Reliance Jio was 18.8Mbps, slightly better compared to December 2018’s 18.7Mbps 4G download rate. Airtel took another spot with an ordinary 4G download rate of 9.5Mbps (down from 9.8Mbps in December). Vodafone and Idea took the third and fourth ranks with download rates of 6.7Mbps (up from 6.3Mbps in December) and 5.5Mbps (down from 6.0Mbps in December) respectively.

Average 4G download speeds (left) and typical 4G upload speeds for the month of January 2019Photo Credit:

Reliance Jio’s increased numbers are a fresh welcome, particularly since the download speeds have kept on dwindling since October. The company attained the 22.3Mbps mark in October this past year, but there is still a sizeable gulf in regards to recapturing the mark of 25.6Mbps Reliance Jio attained back in 2017.

Idea wins at the typical 4G upload rates race even in January using 5.8Mbps speeds, a sizeable increase from 5.3Mbps in December. Reliance Jio is down in the third game in regards to upload speeds with an average upload speed of 4.4Mbps for the month of January (up from 4.3Mbps in December). Jio has been around a downfall in upload speeds as well, since October, and slight improvements happen to be seen in 2019. Airtel continues to take the last position with 3.8Mbps (down from 3.9Mbps in December) on precisely the same parameter.


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