Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: One may find it shocking to know that the 4G speed offered by Reliance Jio is the slowest compared to the speed offered by Airtel, Idea and Vodafone.
The data published on Trai's analytics portal showed the 4G speed of Airtel at 11.4 megabits per second (mbps), Reliance Communications' at 7.9 mbps, Idea at 7.6 mbps, Vodafone's at 7.3 mbps, and Reliance Jio at only 6.2 mbps.
In response to comments sought by The Times of India, Jio defended its slow speed, and said that “comparison of Jio speeds with other operators has an inherent bias against Jio data usage,".
TOI added that Jio claimed that the data speed on the company's network was being measured after consumers exhaust the daily fair usage policy (FUP) limit of 4GB data download per user. Speed after this limit falls to 256 kbps.
"Historically, we have observed that a disproportionate number of speed tests are performed once the FUP comes into effect. This is because most users don't consider performing the test until they observe a deterioration of speed... This has the effect of dragging the average far below the speeds experienced by Jio customers who are enjoying full 4G LTE speeds."