Mukesh Ambani claims India may become leader in 4G network, but how

Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has claimed that Reliance Jio is all set to make India a leader in 2019 in 4G network.

While addressing the event in London, Mukesh revealed that 3 to 5 lakh Indians are migrating to 4G network Jio phone daily to go digital.

“The result is worth watching as we have introduced a low-cost phone with 4G network for the people of our country. Millions of people are now able to go digital with few bucks,” he said.

Recently, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also praised RIL chairman for making Internet accessible to the Indian people with cheap tariffs. The video streaming company CEO believed that every country should have Jio like network for its people.

Reliance Jio, which started services in September 2016, has triggered a tariff war, offering months of free data and charging cheap rates in the country with 4G network. It has also introduced a 4G Phone, which is offered to customers as low as Rs 1,500.

Ambani, however, took a jibe at other telecom operators by saying that it took decades for them to introduce 2G network in the country while Reliance Jio took only three years to build a strong 4G LTE network which is much larger and far more advanced with lowest prices.

Reliance Jio: Fact Vs Reality

Despite claiming high speed data, the reality is that the country is still far below in the Internet speed network. The country is among the lowest Internet speed nations internationally.

According to a recently London-based OpenSignal report, India has recorded the slowest 4G LTE speed in the world at an average speed of 6.13 Mbps, which is far beyond and painful.

Last year in July, It released a similar kind of report on Reliance Jio which claimed that Reliance Jio’s average 4G LTE speed was 3.9Mbps, the average peak speed.

In January, a study was done by the ‘Consumer Voice’, a voluntary action group working for consumer rights, revealed that the Internet speed provided to users in the country is far below the level claimed by the service providers. It also pointed out that the unscrupulous practice by the service providers will not help the country to become ‘Digital’. It also found a wide gap between 3G and 4G speed claiming by the companies.

The development was first reported by ET

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