OpenSignal, a wireless coverage and mobile data analytics company, has released a report looking at 4G video load times in 50 different cities in India.
The study was conducted to test video load times over a 4G connection. Measured the average time it takes for a video to load and start playing. the Study published on the OpenSignal blog. it does not specify the number of cellular network operators included. While we know that viewing highlighted IPL videos was a consideration for this test, the report does not specify whether the highlights were used to test load times or what service was used to stream them. The data was collected over a three-month period between January 1, 2019 and March 30, 2019.
However, of the 50 cities covered in the test, Thiruvananthapuram came out as the fastest. It took just 5.8 seconds to buffer and load the initial video over a 4G connection. Chennai came in second at 6 seconds, while Srinagar was third at 6.1 seconds. Speaking of other major cities, Kolkata measured 6.2 seconds, Hyderabad did 6.4 seconds, Bangalore achieved 6.7 seconds, Mumbai achieved it in 7 seconds, while Delhi played it in 7.1 seconds. From below, Kota and Vasai-Virar clocked 8.1 and 8.3 seconds respectively.
The video load time study comes from OpenSignal after this year’s Indian Premier League season ended. His intention was to check how well the 4G infrastructure handles video load times considering that watching cricket on-the-go has become easily accessible. This has been possible due to the increase in the number of affordable mobile devices and data packet costs in India.
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