MTN named South Africa’s best mobile network

6865441886 befb0b8f1a zMTN has the highest internet speed in South Africa, according to MyBroadband Insights Q4 2018 Mobile Network Quality Report

MyBroadband stated that the report is based on 383,479 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October 2018 and 31 December 2018.

The research has shown that South Africa has an average mobile download speed of 22,18Mbps during the period.

In order to determine the best mobile network in South Africa, a ‘Network Quality Score’ was calculated for each network using download speed, upload speed and latency, MyBroadband stated.

The Network Quality Score out of 10 shows how a network performed in relation to other networks.

MTN had the highest average download speed at 26.95Mbps, followed by Vodacom on 26.78Mbps, Rain on 21.67Mbps, Telkom on 19.83Mbps, and Cell C at 15.56Mbps.

MyBroadband Insights Director Marius Hollenbach said the results were in line with expectations and closely tracked the network investments by mobile operators.

Over the last four years, MTN has invested US$31bn to expand its 3G and LTE network footprint across South Africa. This investment helped MTN to launch 11,000 LTE sites, bringing its 4G population coverage to 90 per cent in the country.

Hollenbach stressed that MTN’s network investment in recent years has been significantly higher than Vodacom’s, and the results show the impact of this investment.

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