Airtel outperforms Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and BSNL in four of the five key metrics, according to Tutela’s 2020 State of Mobile Networks report for India.
Telecom company Bharti Airtel has surpassed both telecom companies Vodafone-Idea and Reliance Jio in terms of internet downloading speed. In the Tutela Mobile Experience Results, Airtel has surpassed all telecom companies in terms of network quality to signal strength and downloading speed. At the same time, Vodafone-Idea won the uploading speed. Reliance Jio and BSNL have proved to be laggards in every segment. Tutela conducted this survey from 1 August 2019 to 31 January 2020. 573 billion records have majored in it. According to Tutela’s claims, during this time the company has done 65 million speed tests and 900 million latency tests. On the basis of all these tests, Tutela has released its report.
Tutela has divided its report into five different parts, which include Excellent Consistent Quality, Core Consistent Quality, Download Throughput, Upload Throughput, and Latency ( Latency). Airtel has secured the top spot in Excellent Consistent Quality. Airtel’s network quality has been 10 percent better than Jio and Vodafone-Idea. At the same time, in Core Consistent Quality too, Airtel has been 3.6 percent better than the second-placed Jio.
Talking about the downloading speed, the average downloading speed of Airtel, which occupies the first place, has been 7.4Mbps. At the same time, Vodafone-Idea has average downloading speed of 6.5Mbps and occupies the second position. Reliance Jio is at number three with an average downloading speed of 5.3Mbps and BSNL at number four with an average downloading speed of 2.9Mbps.
Talking about uploading speed, Vodafone-Idea continues to dominate here. Vodafone-Idea occupies the first position with 3.7Mbps average uploading speed. At the same time, Airtel is second with 3.5Mbps, Jio is third with 3.2Mbp and BSNL is fourth with 1.7Mbps average uploading speed. Latency has once again been dominated by Airtel. Airtel is first with a 26.2ms latency rate while Jio is second with 28.2ms.
The report further highlights that Airtel leads the Excellent Consistent Quality as compared to its competition. This means that Airtel users have a network connection good enough for a range of use cases including 1080p video streaming, HD group video calls and realtime gaming one in 10 times more often than users on the next-best networks.
“Airtel’s Core Consistent Quality was still highest – with Airtel users having a mobile connection good enough for a range of day-to-day use cases such as SD video streaming, web browsing, and social media sharing over 90% of the time – Jio was just 3.6% behind,” the report added.
“Airtel’s results are undeniably impressive, but there is clearly still work to do during this tumultuous time for India’s telecoms industry. In order for India’s networks to compete at a global level, operators should look for ways to solve the unique challenges of managing congestion and ensuring reliable services in dense urban areas, while also providing mobile services across a large geographical area. It will be interesting to see how the merger of BSNL and MNTL, and the disruption of 5G network deployment on the horizon affect the overall industry — specifically, which operators will make the most of this opportunistic market to deliver a better all-round mobile experience to their customers,” said, Tom Luke, VP at Tutela.