After about a month of wait and torturing themselves with the snail-slow 2G network of Reliance Communications, RCom loyal subscribers who shifted from CDMA can take a sigh of relief now. RCom 4G LTE has been launched in Delhi in collaboration with Jio.
RCom 4G LTE launch is expected across 12 telecom circles of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, UP East and West, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar this week. If you stay in any of these circles then you would soon be able to enjoy 4G LTE on Reliance Communications network.
The news of RCom 4G LTE Delhi launch delighted me. Please check the attached network and Speedtest results screenshots to feast your eyes.
RCom 4G LTE network strength
RCom 4G LTE Speedtest
Note: These tests were conducted on LTE Band #3 i.e. 1800 MHz.
It is worth noting that the place (indoors) where the first screenshot was taken had very poor network coverage (-123 dBm). Now before you make any judgment about the network quality of RCom let me tell you another thing that at this place your phone can’t latch on easily to the leading telecom networks. Yes, this place has patchy cellular coverage.
To give you a perspective about the network quality of RCom 4G LTE, let me tell you that at such poor network coverage, you can’t even make a call on 2G or 3G network. However, even with such poor signal strength, RCom 4G gave us 3.78 Mbps download speed and 0.42 Mbps upload speed, while having a latency of just 68 ms.
In another Speedtest, again with poor signal strength of just -107 dBm, the download speed increased to 7.79 Mbps and the upload speed went to 3.8 Mbps while the latency improved slightly to 65 ms.
We are eagerly waiting for the RCom 4G LTE launch in Pune so we can test it ourselves and share the result with you.
Source: This was reported by one of our loyal readers, Manan Somani from Delhi who deals in imported gadgets and has a keen eye for developments in the Indian telecom industry. You can connect with him via Facebook.