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Reliance Jio tops 4G availability, Airtel scores best speed: Report

Vodafone had the fastest mobile data connection response times and it got both 3G and 4G latency awards with the lowest ping scores

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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pipped its rivals in availability and the was able to provide an signal to testers more than 95 per cent of the time in every single region in India, a new report said on Wednesday.

With a download speed of 6 Mbps, emerged as the in OpenSignal's speed metrics across providers in the country.

London-based OpenSignal, which specialises in crowdsourced coverage mapping all over the world, said that won its national availability award by at least 27 percentage points.

"Our testers were able to find an signal on Jio's network 96.4 per cent of the time in our latest test period, up from 95.6 per cent in our October report," the report said.

"remained the closest contender in overall speed due to its high level of 4G access. It was able to deliver typical everyday download speeds of 5.1 Mbps in our tests, compared to Airtel's 6 Mbps," it added.

had the fastest mobile data connection response times and it got both and 4G latency awards with the lowest ping scores.

Lower latency means web pages load faster and consumers experience less lag time when using real-time communication apps like video chat.

On the regional level, and Idea made their mark in several circles.

"Our results show Idea had the fastest 4G connections across took our 4G speed awards in and Both were also tied for first place in speed in several other regions," the report showed.

While is making big strides in 4G availability, the same thing can't be said about 4G speed.

"Even the best speed score in was well below the global 4G download average of 16.9 Mbps recorded in our 'State of LTE' report," OpenSignal said.

In the "State of LTE" report, moved into the 85th percentile in LTE availability where it joined high-performing 4G countries like Sweden, and

First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 19:45 IST