Opensignal, a network analysis firm, has reported that Jio offers impressive download speeds, averaging 61.7Mbps, which is twice as fast as Airtel and 3.5 times faster than VI.
Reliance Jio stands out with the fastest overall and 5G download speeds across all ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 stadiums, while Airtel excels in upload speeds, according to Opensignal’s report published ahead of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2023. The report also highlights Vodafone Idea (VI) as the leader in providing a superior quality experience for over-the-top (OTT) voice services, such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Facebook Messenger.
Jio’s impressive download speeds make it a top choice for mobile users, with an average speed of 61.7Mbps. This speed is twice as fast as Airtel and significantly outpaces VI by 3.5 times. Jio’s 5G download speeds are even more remarkable, averaging 334.5Mbps, marking a 25.5% increase over Airtel’s comparable results.
In contrast, Airtel takes the lead in both overall and 5G upload speeds, averaging 6.6Mbps and 26.3Mbps, respectively, based on Opensignal data. Airtel’s overall upload speeds surpass those of Jio by 5.2%, VI by 13%, and are a significant 6.1 times higher than Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). In the realm of 5G, Airtel’s average upload speeds outperform Jio’s by 21.7%.
“Likewise, Jio is also top for 5G Availability in ICC Cricket 2023 World Cup stadiums, with our Jio 5G users spending more than 50% of their time with an active 5G signal — the proportion being 2.6 times greater compared to Airtel (20.7%),” said the report authored by Senior Analyst at Opensignal, Hardik Khatri.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2023 is set to start on October 5, with matches spread across 10 stadiums, from Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Regarding OTT voice services, Vodafone Idea (Vi) leads the pack, securing the top spot with a score of 78.7 out of 100, surpassing Airtel by half a point and outscoring Jio by 1.2 points. In contrast, BSNL lags behind all private telecom operators with a score of 70.8 points.
Airtel takes the lead in live video streaming performance in 23 out of 40 cities analyzed, establishing itself as the frontrunner. Airtel even outperforms its competitors in nine of these cities. In comparison, Jio leads in 22 cities, securing the top spot outright in nine of them.
The report also highlights that users enjoy the top overall video live experience with VI in 15 cities, beating every major operator in two cities, namely Lucknow and Mumbai.
When it comes to live video streaming, Airtel’s 5G network provides the best experience in 36 out of 40 cities, surpassing Jio in 11 cities. Conversely, Jio outpaces Airtel in only four cities: Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad.
The report emphasizes the immense significance of live streaming for Indian consumers, as demonstrated during IPL 2023, when over 449 million smartphone users streamed the tournament online.