After showing a dismal performance in the last two months, Reliance Jio has pulled their socks, and shown massive improvement in their 4G download speed.
This has been revealed by TRAI in their monthly data speed review.
Meanwhile in a related news, Jio has shown its ‘disappointment’ over Govt.’s decision in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
What is the reason?
Jio Improves Speed; Beats Airtel By A Huge Margin!
As per TRAI’s latest speed related report, Reliance Jio has been able to beat expectations, and massively improve their 4G download speed.
After two months of showing downward trend, Jio was able to increase their 4G speed by 30%, to reach 19.2 Mbps in the month of May, 2018.
Compared to Jio, Airtel showcased speed of only 9.3 Mbps, which has marginally improved from 9.2 Mbps, which they attained in the month of April.
After reaching a high of 21.3 Mbps speed in the month of February, Jio’s download speed decreased to 14.7 Mbps in the month of April.
Vodafone and Idea, both showed almost same 4G speed at 6.8 Mbps and 6.5 Mbps in the month of April.
In the upload speed ranking, Idea continued to hold dominance.
Jio Is Disappointed With Govt.?
Govt. has decided to expand and improve telecom services in far-off Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and for that, they floated a tender.
Now, as per the rules of the tender, the applicants must have 2G capabilities, and this has requirement has ruled out Jio from participating in the tender process, because they only provide 4G services.
Due to this reason, Reliance Jio has sent a strongly worded letter to the Govt., requesting them to reconsider their decision.
The letter dated June 25th stated, “…We are hugely disappointed by USOF Administration’s decision to continue with extremely unfair, arbitrary, discriminatory, restrictive and retrograde mandate to use 2G technology for voice in its recent tender for Andaman and Nicobar Islands despite numerous reasons for not mandating a legacy technology,”
USOF is the corpus which has been created from the cess paid by telecom users, over every call.
The letter has been sent to Universal Service Obligation Fund Administrator (USOF) Sanjay Singh and marked to telecom minister Manoj Sinha and telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan.
The complaint by Jio that Govt. wants old technology seems logical as well. Around 214 new mobile towers have been planned to be installed in Andaman and Nicobar islands (ANI), and as per the proposal, both 2G and 4G would be required there.
Now, if rest of the country is enjoying high speed 4G network, then there is no point in enforcing telcos to install and implement 2G powered mobile towers there.
As per Jio, the mandated 2G services in Andaman and Nicobar islands (ANI) will cost additional burden on the telcos, and won’t be fruitful considering the long-term vision.
We will keep you updated, as we receive more inputs.
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