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Revealed: Jio is the slowest 4G service in India, according to TRAI data


With great power, comes great responsibility. And with great number of users, comes great pressure on infrastructure.

After the mega launch of the much-awaited Jio early this year, everything is not going great for the telecom giant. While Shopclues tried solving the problem of unavailability of the sim card, there are new issues cropping up which can’t be solved that easily. Infrastructure support was always a big concern right from the launch of Jio when the network provider was boasting of providing an extremely high-data speed to the users. With a massive increase in the user base, there was a drop in the speed after the launch. And over time it kept going southwards.

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According to the most recent data shared on TRAI MySpeed portal, Reliance Jio 4G is the slowest 4G in India. MySpeed portal gives access to the mobile data experience of consumers across India in an interactive way. Users can submit data by downloading the app and testing their data speeds. The app is available on Android and iOS app stores.

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According to India Today, which first reported the observation,

MySpeed’s online portal, however, doesn’t test the speed of your connection. It simply shows you the data of tests conducted across country. To check Reliance Jio’s speed performance you will need to select ‘Jio’ as operator, 4G as technology, and compare with all operators.

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The graph for the download speed shows average 4G download speed as following:

While Airtel 4G users experience an average download speed of 11.4Mbps, Jio 4G users manage to get only 6.2 Mbps download speed.

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Operator Comparison shows Jio is slowest 4G service in terms of Download speeds

The average upload speed data also didn’t show Jio doing great. Here’s what the data reveal:

Idea with 4.1Mbps tops the chart for average upload speed tops while Jio lags behind at fourth position with 2.4Mbps.

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MySpeed portal allows user to go hyperlocal and shares the data of different network across all neighborhoods in India. Based on the speed, the portal can generate a map showing speeds of different network operators coloured according to the their corresponding performance.

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