Reliance JioFiber Broadband Clocked 3.6Mbps Broadband Speed, And That’s Apparently the Highest in April

Reliance JioFiber pipped ACT Broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber broadband and Tata Sky broadband to take the first place among ISPs in India.


Reliance JioFiber broadband has seemingly clocked the fastest average internet speed for April 2021, according to the monthly Netflix ISP Speed Index. The streaming platform’s data pegs Reliance JioFiber at the top of the charts in India with average internet speed of 3.6 Mbps for the month of April. It was followed at a close second by Bharti Airtel, ACT Fibernet and Tata Sky Broadband, which was ranked second with average monthly internet bandwidth of 3.4 Mbps. A total of seven internet service providers were ranked third for April, with 7 Star Digital, Alliance Broadband, D-VoiS, Excitel, Hathway, One Broadband and the Vodafone-Idea-backed You Broadband all ranking third with monthly average internet speed of 3.2 Mbps.

On the global scale, India was ranked third on the Netflix speed index, after clocking a nationwide monthly average internet speed of 3.2 Mbps. Other nations that ranked joint third alongside India for April 2021 were Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Chile, France, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Taiwan and Trinidad & Tobago. At the first place, with an average speed of 3.6 Mbps, were three nations – Belgium, The Netherlands and Switzerland. In joint second, with 3.4 Mbps national monthly average speeds, were 26 nations – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The data, therefore, suggests that India’s monthly average internet speed noted in prime time Netflix streaming was behind at least 29 other nations, and within the top 41 nations in the world. In India itself, beyond the top three monthly average speeds accounting for 11 broadband ISPs in the country, GTPL, Spectra and Syscon Infoway ranked fourth with 3 Mbps monthly average speeds. State-owned telecom PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), ranked fifth alongside private operator Tikona at 2.8 Mbps monthly average. The lowest ranked Indian ISP on the list was fellow telecom PSU, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), with 2.4 Mbps average speed.

While the rankings aren’t of absolute significance, they give a fair idea towards the state of broadband internet connectivity in India. Reliance JioFiber, Airtel and ACT Fibernet are regularly featured among the most prominent broadband services in the country, and suitably rank at the top of the list that features a total of 17 ISPs across the country. While India’s broadband connectivity has improved largely, it still falls behind more developed markets, which too is clearly reflected in the Netflix ISP Speed Index for April 2021.