Ookla, a web service providing free analysis of Internet performance metric, like upload speed and download speed, has reported that the Indian telecom giant Vodafone Idea (VI) has delivered the fastest 4G internet speed for the July-September 2020 quarter.
Also, telecom service provider giants in the country have had a detailed discussion with the TRAI, about voice and data services price hikes some time back.
Vodafone Idea has now come forward, announcing that it will not shy away from increasing these tariffs and will be the 1st company to do so, if required.
VI Provides Fastest 4G Internet Speed: Ookla
Ookla has analysed several tests via its ‘Speedtest by Ookla’ to conclude the fastest and the most consistent 4G network across the country.
The web-services provider reports that VI has been verified to provide the fastest download and upload speeds in states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam and other states of North East.
GIGAnet, the integrated 4G network launched after the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has India’s largest deployment of universal cloud, making it future ready, thus accommodating enormous data-traffic amounts during times of work from home reliance.
Speaking of which, GIGAnet has topped the speed charts in 120 cities across the country, including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore, Rajkot, Agra and Kochi, among others.
Telcos to Increase Tarrifs Soon: VI Announces to Go 1st If Required
All the players in the telecom industry believe that the industry cannot thrive on the current prices allocated for voice and data services.
Representatives have had detailed discussion with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to set a floor price for these services on a priority basis, which could improve the health of the telecom sector.
Additionally, the CEO of VI, Ravinder Takkar has commented on Friday that VI shall not shy away from hiking the voice and data services tariffs and could be the 1st telco among the three major private players in the country to do so, if required.
“If you look at the current pricing, there is something wrong with it…We have said before that we will not shy away from hiking prices and we will be happy to be the first one to do so. We hope others in the industry will follow.”, says Takkar.