According to Ookla’s “Speedtest Intelligence” report, telecom operators have tested their networks and witnessed a wide range of 5G download speeds – from low double digits (16.27 Mbps) to 809.94 Mbps.
“These data indicate that operators are still recalibrating their networks. Speeds are expected to become more stable as these networks move into the commercial phase,” the report said.
Ookla compared median 5G download speeds in four cities where both
In Delhi, Airtel reached an average download speed of almost 200 Mbps at 197.98 Mbps, while Jio broke almost 600 Mbps (598.58 Mbps).
In Kolkata, median operator download speeds have varied the most since June. Airtel’s median download speed was 33.83 Mbps while Jio had a higher median download speed of 482.02 Mbps.
In Mumbai, Airtel’s 271.07 Mbps median download speed has reached compared to Jio’s 515.38 Mbps median download speed since June.
In Varanasi, Jio and Airtel reached a closer parity, with Airtel achieving a 5G median download speed of 516.57 Mbps since June 2022, compared to Jio’s median download speed of 485.22 Mbps.
Bharti Airtel has launched their 5G services in eight cities and Jio’s 5G beta trial “Jio True 5G for All” is now available to select users in four cities in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.
According to Ookla’s recent consumer survey, 89 percent of Indian smartphone users are ready to upgrade to 5G.
“The new 5G results show that 5G speeds are much better than India’s existing network. While we should approach these early results with caution, 5G devices are already showing that they can achieve much faster speeds, at least under artificial controlled testing conditions. network congestion and ideal network coverage,” the report said.
According to the Speedtest Global Index, India was ranked 117th in the world in August for mobile download speed of 13.52 Mbps.
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