Airtel-Reliance Jio spat: Ookla says speedtest based on Q3-Q4 data

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Latest News – A day after Reliance Jio lodged a complaint with the advertising watchdog against broadband tester Ookla declaring Airtel as the “fastest mobile network” in India, Ookla on Tuesday clarified that test was based on third and fourth quarter data of 2016.

On Monday, Reliance Jio had complained to the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) against Ookla’s testing.

“Ookla named Airtel as the ‘fastest mobile network’ in India based on data from Q3 and Q4 of 2016. When analysing markets, like India, we take many factors into consideration, including dual SIM devices, network technology, device types and more,” said Jamie Steven, COO, Speedtest by Ookla, in a statement.

“In addition to what the user sees on their mobile application as they take a test in real time, we apply a rigorous methodology while aggregating the data which uses a  (Read More)

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