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Vi delivered fastest 4G speeds from October to December 2020, Ookla reveals

According to Ookla, Vi delivered the highest upload and download speeds in the final quarter of 2020. Vi has also been to give the fastest 4G network in 16 Indian states.

twitter-logoYasmin Ahmed | February 10, 2021 | Updated 17:34 IST

Highlights

  • Vi delivered the fastest 4G download and upload speeds in the last quarter of 2020, according to Ookla.
  • As per the latest TRAI MyCall report for January 2021, Vodafone Idea delivered the highest voice quality for the third month in a row.
  • Meanwhile, Netflix released its Index Report according to which JioFiber has topped the charts with the highest speed in January 2021.

Vodafone Idea, which was freshly rebranded as Vi delivered the fastest 4G download and upload speeds in the last quarter of 2020, according to Ookla, the internet testing, data and analysis company. The telco noted that GIGAnet from Vi has been verified as the fastest 4G network for average download speeds in 16 Indian states - Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland. Meanwhile, Vodafone has started offering VoWiFi services in Maharashtra-Goa, Mumbai and Kolkata circles.

According to data shared by Ookla, Vi has also topped the speed charts for average download speeds in 142 cities including Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore, Patna, Ranchi, Rajkot, Vadodara, Agra, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, as well as the metros of Mumbai, Delhi NCR and Kolkata, among others. In the third quarter of 2020, Vi ranked fastest in 120 cities. As per the latest TRAI MyCall report for January 2021, Vodafone Idea delivered the highest voice quality for the third month in a row and was the only operator to score over 4 points on a scale of 1 to 5.

Speaking on the performance, Ravinder Takkar, MD & CEO, Vodafone Idea Limited said "Ookla has verified Vi as the fastest 4G network pan-India from July to Dec '20, close on the heels of the TRAI report showing Vodafone Idea delivering highest call quality for three consecutive months from Nov '20 to Jan '21. Such external validation for our voice and data services is a strong testimony of our efforts to strengthen network experience for our customers, who are now more reliant on telecom connectivity for their work, education, and all other aspects of life. I am confident that our robust network built on many principles of 5G architecture, and service offerings designed for the new age Digital Indians, will enable people and businesses to stay ahead and thrive."

Meanwhile, the Netflix Speed Index has released its list of operators that gave average speeds, along with details on countries and regions that gave the best experience. JioFiber has topped the charts in Netflix's speed index with 3.6 Mbps in January in India. Along with JioFiber, Tata Sky Broadband secured the top position in the list with an average of 3.4 Mbps for January 2021. It was followed by Airtel, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), Excitel Broadband, Hathway, and Spectra at 3.4Mbps.


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