Reliance Jio has been made official by the company's chairman, Mukesh Ambani on September 1. The new entrant already received a lot of acclaim before the official launch itself. Now, the support is expanded to every user with a 4G smartphone.
Most of the people all over the country by now have already got their hands on a Reliance Jio SIM card and are satisfied with the internet speed and service. But, some of them are annoyed with the terrible call connections.
Bharti Airtel has been one of the biggest rivals for the service in India. Both the networks share some similar set of features, however, at the end of the day, one should be the ultimate winner.
Here are the seven differences between Reliance Jio and Airtel 4G which will shock you!
On Which Bands Both Networks Function?
Airtel uses the 2300MHz spectrum for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) in 15 telecom countries out of 22 circles where they offer 4G services in India. Airtel also bought the 97MHz in the 1800MHz to power the remaining cities.
When coming to Reliance Jio, the Mukesh Ambani's company has the access for 2300MHz all over the country. Additionally, the company also bought the 800MHz spectrum for ten circles along with 1800MHz spectrum for six other circles.
1800MHz band is the Powerful Band!
It is a known fact that the 1800MHz band is the most popular 4G LTE band over the globe. In a recent survey, it is said that around 44 percent of global 4G networks run on the 1800MHz band. And, it has several advantages over the 2300MHz band.
Why 1800MHz Band is Better than 2300MHz
Consider this as a hypothetical question. What would you choose if you are getting same mobile features for Rs. 10,000 when compared to a flagship smartphone. This scenario is also the same.
The 1800MHz band requires 30 percent fewer towers than the 2300MHz band. For countries such as India, there is an underdeveloped device ecosystem, so it's always good to have an 1800MHz band network.
This one is the significant difference of all. Airtel uses the TDD-LTE technology while the Reliance is already using the 1800MHz band along with FDD-LTE technology.
There are More FDD Devices Than TDD Devices
All the surveys conducted till date proved that there are many devices which support 1800MHz in FDD when compared to that of TDD.
Reliance Jio is Offered Only in 4G LTE
The most interesting difference between the two heavyweight networks. While Airtel has been offering their services on all three networks- 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE, Reliance is offering only in 4G LTE network.
And, Reliance believes that the voice calls will be made through VoLTE (Voice over LTE ), which will be the next big thing in calling department.