Reliance Jio has served a legal notice with Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) against broadband tester Ookla’s network speed test that said Bharti Airtel has the fastest network speed.
Apart from this approx. 100 million subscribers also served a legal notice to Ookla for what it has termed as its “flawed” test.
“The claim of Airtel that it is India’s fastest network is false, misleading and incorrect. The claim is being made by Airtel acting in a mala fide manner in collusion with Ookla LLC, who profess to be experts in the domain space of testing mobile internet speed,” stated the letter sent by Reliance Jio to ASCI, the advertising watchdog, a copy of which is available with IANS
Even in the past, Airtel has been guilty of making attempts to use such titles and proclamations,” the letter state
Clarifying its position, an Airtel spokesperson said: “Airtel has been rated as India’s fastest mobile network by Ookla — the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications.
This is clearly mentioned in the advertisement. Ookla’s findings are based on analysis of millions of internet speed tests logged on ‘modern devices’ by mobile customers across India using its popular speed test app. The results include all mobile tests, regardless of connection technology,” he added.