MTN deemed best South African mobile network for Q1 2019

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MTN has been deemed the best mobile network in South Africa for the first quarter of 2019, this according to MyBroadband’s latest mobile quality report.

The publication, which also owns and operates a network speed testing app, documented over 345 000 tests within the first three months of 2019 within South Africa.

“The research shows that South Africa had an average mobile download speed of 24.20 Mbps, up from 22.18Mbps in the previous quarter. MTN had the highest average download speed at 32.99Mbps, followed by Vodacom on 27.21Mbps, Rain on 21.62Mbps, Telkom on 21.99Mbps, and Cell C on 17.19Mbps,” it wrote in its latest report.

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MTN also clocked the lowest latency (35ms) and highest upload speed (13.04 Mbps) of the top five, with Vodacom coming in second with an average 11.06 Mbps upload speed and 41ms latency.

Rain secured third with a 9.21 Mbps average upload speed and 41ms latency, while Telkom and Cell C rounded up the top five.

Feature image: MTN SIM card by warrenski via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Andy Walker, former editor


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