Vi India emerges as the fastest 4G network in Q3 2020: Ookla

Vi India emerges as the fastest 4G network in Q3 2020: Ookla

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Vi India has emerged as the fastest mobile operator over 4G in India during Q3 2020 with the fastest mean download and upload speeds according to Ookla Speedtest Data with Airtel in the second position and Reliance Jio a distant third.

Ookla’s report further stated India’s 4G LTE speeds in the largest countries in South Asia during Q3 2020 ranked second with Pakistan’s mean download speed over 4G coming in 51.3% faster than India’s 12.05 Mbps while Bangladesh closely followed with India for downloading speed.

India had the slowest mean upload speed over 4G at 4.25 Mbps – 65.6% slower than Pakistan’s. India also trailed behind Pakistan for mobile speeds with Pakistan showing 39.7% faster mobile download speed than India while Bangladesh was third for download speed and second for upload speed while India had the slowest mean upload speed on the list at 4.18 Mbps.

India and Pakistan showed improved mean download speeds over mobile when comparing Q3 2019 vs Q3 2020 with India seeing 11.6% increase while Pakistan’s mean download speed increased by 24.1% while Bangladesh saw a smaller increase of 6.3% in mean download speed over mobile. The upload speeds remained mostly flat in South Asia’s largest countries while Pakistan showed a slight improvement year over year.

Vi India leads in 4G internet speeds, Jio leads in 4G availability

Vi India had a mean download speed of 13.74 Mbps and a mean upload speed of 6.19 Mbps while Airtel had a mean download speed of 13.58 Mbps and a mean upload speed of 4.15 Mbps. Reliance Jio had a mean download speed of 9.71 Mbps and a mean upload speed of 3.41 Mbps.

Mobile Internet Speeds over 4G by India’s Top Providers Speedtest Data | Q3 2020
OperatorDownload (Mbps)Upload (Mbps)
Vi India13.74 6.19
Airtel13.584.15
Reliance Jio9.713.41
Source: Ookla

Reliance Jio meanwhile lead for the highest 4G availability in India among top providers with 99.7% availability with Airtel at second spot with 98.7%. Vi India was a distant third with 91.1% 4G availability.

According to the Ookla report, GIGAnet is said to have the highest download and upload speeds in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam and other states of North East, Vi stated in a release.

GIGAnet is also said to have topped the speed charts in key 120 cities including Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore, Rajkot, Agra, Kochi, and the metro cities of Mumbai, Delhi NCR, and Kolkata among others.

“Our network helps us be a champion of Digital India, enabling us to power the hyper-connected needs of the digital consumers. GIGAnet from Vi is aworld-class network with the largest spectrum portfolio, huge capacity, and built on many principles of 5G architecture, enabling the delivery of a superior network connectivity and digital experience for individual and enterprise customers. This recognition by Ookla is a validation of our concentrated efforts to build a future ready network with investments in latest technology deployments and the world’s largest network consolidation.”


Ravinder Takkar, MD & CEO, Vodafone Idea Limited
4G Availability by India’s Top Providers Speedtest Data | Q3 2020
Operator4G availability
Reliance Jio99.7%
Airtel98.7%
Vi India91.1%
Source: Ookla

Hyderabad has the highest internet speeds among India’s largest cities

Hyderabad has the highest internet speeds among India's largest cities
Source: Ookla

Ookla looked at country-wide averages for mobile download speeds across all cellular technologies in 15 most populous cities in India during Q3 2020. Hyderabad had the highest mean download speed over mobile at 14.35 Mbps, followed closely by Mumbai at 13.55 Mbps and Vishakhapatnam at 13.4 Mbps.

The slowest mean download speeds were measured in Nagpur at 10.44 Mbps, Kanpur at 9.45 Mbps, and Lucknow at 8.67 Mbps. The mean download speed in Hyderabad was 65.5% faster than that in Lucknow.

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