As per the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance JIO now provides the fastest 4G network in the country. Their network is faster than all the current telecom operators like Ide, Vodafone and Airtel.
TRAI has said that Jio’s speeds have gone up rapidly since its launch and it has improved considerably since December 2016 to now become the network providing the fastest 4G network. TRAI uses a speed testing app called the MySpeed Portal to test the speeds of all the network operators. This app is available on Android and iOS app stores and can be easily downloaded on your smart phone. Jio had in October said that Jio is the slowest 4G network in India.
The MySpeed app which is used by Jio does not test an individual connection’s test. It infact, gives you a result of all the tests conducted across the country to get a consolidated result of the signal strength. Jio currently has a very high download speed of 9.9 Mbps followed by Airtel at 5.8 Mbps and Vodafone a distant 3rd at 4.2 Mbps.
Relaince Jio’s Happy New Year plan has come into effect from the 1st of January, 2017. It has lowed users to use upto 1 GB of free data per day. This is a big climb down from the Fair Use Policy (FUP) that allowed users to use 4 GB of free data per day. Jio has also given additional booster packs in the MyJio app, that lets users use additional data on top of the free data that is currently available.
Vodafone and Airtel have launched their own plans to counter JIO. This is leading to a major tariff/ price war in the industry, whichis bound to leave only 3 – 4 major players in the industry.