Today, 4G has become a buzz word. This new form of technology is basically a faster and better version of 3G. In the past couple of years, a number of companies have upgraded or entered the telecom market to this new form of network. If you are considering shifting to 4G, here are some of the top 4G providers in the country:
4G Network Providers
Bharti Airtel is a global telecommunication company with operations in around 20 countries in Asia and Africa. It is the fourth largest operator in the world and is headquartered in New Delhi. According to a report by OpenSignal, a London-based company (that specializes in wireless coverage mapping), Airtel ranked first in terms of 4G network speed. The average speed recorded between December 2016 and February 2017 was around 11.5 Mbps.
Reliance Jio is a part of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) conglomerate. With the entry of Jio in 2016, the face of telecom sector in India has transformed. The company acquired over 100 million subscribers in just six months of its launch. In comparison to other networks, Jio offers 4G services only. As per the OpenSignal report, 4G network on Jio had the greatest availability of 91.57 percent. This availability is not only remarkable in India but also at the global level. As per a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio had a peak in download speeds at around 18.80 Mbps in the month of June 2017.
Vodafone India is a subsidiary of the Vodafone group. It started operations in 2007 after its predecessor Hutchison Essar stopped operations. The company has since grown to a network of over 210 million customers. According to the OpenSignal report, Vodafone had the lowest latency for its 3G as well as 4G networks. Latency is the amount of delay a piece of data experiences as it makes a round trip through the network. The lower the latency, the better is the Internet experience. Vodafone recorded a latency of 54.27 milliseconds for its 4G network.
Idea Cellular is a part of the Aditya Birla Group Company. It is among the top four telecom service providers in the country. The telecom brand has won a number of awards such as the Voice & Data Telecom Leadership Awards under the Leadership Recognition category for different successful deployments and initiatives in the areas of Customer Service, Enterprise Services, Internet and Broadband, Marketing, Infrastructure Innovation, and Value Added Services in 2016 and the Best Company of the Year at the 2015 India Business Leader Awards hosted by Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC).
Reliance Communications is a part of the Reliance Group. The group was founded by Late Dhirubhai Ambani. The company has a user base of around 118 million of which around 2.6 million accounts for overseas customers. It has network coverage of more than 21,000 towns and cities and 4 lakh villages.
So, choose one of the best telecom providers based on your needs and get connected to high-speed Internet soon!