OpenSignal publishes State of Mobile Network South Africa analysis

opensigVodacom was the king of the speed in our South Africa awards. (Image source: Mohamed Rafi/Flickr)OpenSignal, a mobile analytics company, has published the new State of Mobile Network South Africa where the company analyses the 3G and 4G consumer experience on Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom

According to the analysis, Vodacom was the king of the speed in South Africa awards, scooping all four of the company’s national network speed metrics, including the coveted 4G download speed award. The leader increased its LTE download speed by more than three mbps in its measurements, while its rivals' speeds have stayed fairly stagnant over the past six months.

“It was MTN that topped our coveted national 4G availability metric, extending its lead to 6 percentage points ahead of key rival Vodacom. But there were just 12 percentage points separating all four operators, as our LTE availability scores were much closer than those in speed,” said OpenSignal.

“In South Africa's biggest cities, Vodacom dominated our metrics, scoring highly in all six of our speed metrics and scoring a clean sweep in 4G latency. MTN won our 4G availability award in two cities but was held to a surprise draw by Cell C in Cape Town,” the company further added.

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