India reached 15th spot in 4G availability rankings: Thanks to Reliance Jio


India has reached 15th spot in the 4G availability globally, thanks to the Jio launch that attracted more than 100 million subscribers in its first six months, as per a survey conducted by London-based wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal revealed on Wednesday.

OpenSignal’s “State of LTE” report stated that, in the 3rd quarter of 2017 India had 71.6% 4G availability which jumped to 81.6% in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Brendan Gill, co-founder and CEO, OpenSignal, said in a statement “India is one of the most dynamic and fast-changing mobile markets. The government and other stakeholders must continue to seize the immense opportunity and climb the global rankings across all parameters, to ensure high quality and consistent mobile experience for its one billion plus mobile users,”.

However, India lagged when it comes to 4G download speed. The 4G download speeds is dropping more than a megabit per second with an average speed of 5.1 Mbps in just six months.

The findings showed, “These 4G download speeds are only marginally faster than the average global 3G download speed which is at 4.4 Mbps,”.

In the Indian market, the operators other than Jio still revolved around 60% of the availability.

The country who scored highest in 4G availability is South Korea and its second highest in 4G download speed in tests.

OpenSignal covered 75 countries and collected data from regular customer’s smartphones under normal usage conditions.

The report also stated that “Meanwhile, countries with new LTE networks may have limited 4G availability but, due to their light loads, can support considerably fast speeds,”.

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Himani Sharma, From ITvoir News Desk