According to Jio, more than 90 per cent of 4G phones in India are dual SIM and the fact that Ookla’s speed test results are of Airtel’s network can’t be verified. Here’s what Reliance Jio said in its statement yesterday:
“The core issue is that the speedtest results are attributed to the primary sim even though the sim for which the data speedtest is conducted is the secondary sim in the case of dual-sim phones. In India, more than 90% of 4G phones are dual-sim. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the speed which is attributed to Airtel is of the Airtel data network. We are surprised that Ookla in its press release has not talked about this issue even though they had acknowledged the blunder to us earlier. Ookla has baldly stated that they stand by their results and has skirted the main issue. We will initiate actions as we deem fit at appropriate forums. The public should not be misled by these false claims based on the Ookla results.
The war between the two telecom companies intensified after Jio filed a complaint with Advertising Standards Council of India against (ASCI) Airtel’s claims that it is ‘officially the fastest’ network in India. According to Jio, Airtel’s claim that it is India’s fastest network is “false, misleading and incorrect.” Jio has alleged the methodology adopted to determine Internet speed by Ookla was flawed and the company has already issued a legal notice to Ookla.