5G download test speed in India reaches 500Mbps

India's 5G download speed has hit 500Mbps on the test network. In the Delhi area, Jio fared better than Airtel with 598.58Mbps and 197.98Mbps. 5G speeds in India could drop dramatically when the network is widely available.

5G is now commercially available in parts of India and is expected to be fully rolled out by 2024. Airtel and Jio are expanding their networks across the country, and experts point out that 5G speeds in India will be comparable to those of professional computers. According to the latest data from internet test Ookla, among Airtel and Jio, the latter was noted to have the fastest speed at 598.58Mbps, while rival Airtel had a speed of 197.98Mbps in Delhi.

The analysis showed that telecom operators had been testing networks ahead of the October 1 launch, with 5G speeds ranging from 16.27Mbps to 809.94Mbps. This suggests that telcos are recalibrating their networks.

Ookla brings a new report on 5G data speeds in India. According to the analysis, Jio's network speed was 598.58Mbps, while Airtel's speed in Delhi was 197.98Mbps. Ookla has recorded 5G download speeds from June 2022 in four metros, including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Varanasi. Airtel lagged behind Jio in popular cities like Mumbai with a download speed of 271.07Mbps, while the latter was faster at 515.38Mbps.

However, in Kolkata, the speed difference between the two telecom networks is greatest. Airtel had a median download speed of 33.83Mbps, while Jio had a much faster median download speed of 482.02Mbps. "We expect these speeds to be more stable as these networks move into the commercial phase," said Sylwia Kechiche, principal industry analyst at Ookla Enterprise.

In Varanasi, the gap between Jio and Airtel is even smaller. Airtel has achieved a 5G download speed of 516.57Mbps and has achieved a download speed of 485.22Mbps since June 2022. "These new 5G results show that 5G speeds are far superior to existing networks in India," Kechiche said.

Ookla analysis shows that Jio's 5G performance depends on the spectrum band it uses. C-band (n=78) performance was between 606.53Mbps and 875.26Mbps download speeds. 5G networks using the lower 700MHz band (n=28) gave download speeds below 100Mbps, ranging between 78.69Mbps and 95.13Mbps. According to Ookla, Airtel has achieved speeds of 365.48Mbps to 716.85Mbps using only the C-band spectrum it holds when deploying 5G.

Ookla claims that Jio's network has seen the largest growth in 5G-capable devices (67.4%) over the past year, followed by Airtel (61.6%) and Vodafone Idea (56%).

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