Reliance Jio 4G is the most widely discussed topic in Indian telecom space. The Reliance Jio 4G Preview Offer has altered the Indian telecom landscape, forcing major competitors like Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and BSNL to slash tariffs. But since its launch, Jio 4G has been facing issues. Prior to September 5th launch, users enjoyed speeds peaking at 30Mbps. Once the flood gates opened, user base began to widen and internet speeds began to drop. So much so that September recorded an all-time low average speed of less than 9Mbps.

There could be several reasons why users are seeing a drastic reduction in 4G speeds. From the increased load to lack of co-operation from competitors – the reasons are diverse. Read on to understand more about the possible causes and the explanations for why Reliance 4G users are experiencing poor speeds and connectivity issues –ookla

1. Data Consumption At Its Peak

Ever wondered how much data is being consumed per day in India on Reliance 4G network? You will be surprised at the sheer amount of data consumption that’s happening every day in India. The data consumption today stands at approx. 16,000TB per day. Yes, you read that right – a staggering 16,000TB per day. Imagine the load being experienced by 4G networks across India! Just to compare, Vodafone Global consumes just about 6000TB per day and Chine Mobile consumers about 12,000TB per day. 4G network consumes nearly 3 times Vodafone’s global usage and 4000TB more than China’s data consumption. This should give you an idea about why speed drops are becoming increasingly common.

2. Reliance Jio Stands at No.5 In India When It Comes To Speeds

The new website launched by TRAI allows you to check how the various telecom operators fare when it comes to 4G speeds. When we checked where Jio 4G actually stands, we were quite surprised – Reliance Jio stands at No. 5 with an average download speed of 6.2Mbps. Airtel leads the ranking list with 11.4Mbps while Vodafone is also ahead of Reliance Jio at 7.3Mbps.

Comparison of average 4G speeds in India
Comparison of average 4G speeds in India

3. Growing Number of Subscribers

Reliance Jio has probably created history by adding over 15million subscribers to its network in just about a month’s time. That in itself is an indication of the sheer number of users and the data being consumed every day. And the number of subscribers continues to grow day-by-day. The demand for Reliance Jio SIM in India is so high that few SIM outlets have restricted the number of SIMs being given away to just 10.

4. Clock is Ticking

Reliance Jio has good two months to fix the issues. While Reliance Jio is well aware of the issues being faced, it is partly helpless because of the non-cooperation by major service providers like Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular. These providers, according to Reliance, are not providing the necessary infrastructure support to operate Reliance Jio services efficiently. It remains to be seen how Reliance Jio tackles this issue.

5. From the Horse’s Mouth – Hear What Reliance Jio Has To Say

Reliance Jio has an interesting explanation for why it stands at No. 5 in average speeds in India. Reliance Jio says that post the FUP limit of 4GB, speed drops significantly. It could be that the users who have surpassed 4GB limit per day could be testing their speeds and these users are the ones mainly contributing for the reduced average speed numbers.

Well, whatever the reason is, one thing is for sure – Reliance Jio 4G speeds are dropping by the day and users are complaining about connectivity issues, call drops and more. Will Reliance fix these issues soon? Only time can tell!