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MTN ranked as best Mobile Network in South Africa

The Mobile Network Quality Report Q1 2021, published by MyBroadband, sees MTN in the top spot of mobile networks in South Africa

In a time, when good internet connectivity are getting more important than ever, having a reliable and speedy internet connection is crucial. In its Q1 2021 Mobile Network Quality Report, MyBroadband shows that MTN has by far the best mobile network in South Africa.

With a total of 349,575 tests, conducted by 13,272 unique users, the telco ranks before its competitors Vodacom, Telkom and Cell C and Rain. The test shows that with 64.29 Mbit/s, MTN doubles the Download speed offered by Vodacom (32.76 MBit/s) and more than doubles the upload speed with 25.42 MBit/s compared to Vodacom’s 10.94 MBit/s.

The average download speed Trend shows that in the last 3 years, download speeds have increased by 75% from 20 MBit/s to 35 MBit/s.

The MyBroadband Network Quality Report is based on results from MyBroadband’s Android Speed Test App which were recorded between 1 January 2021 and 31 March The download speed (60%), upload speed (20%), and latency (20%) are used to calculate a Network Quality Score. The network score is a value which shows the relative performance of networks, with a maximum score of 10. To ensure accurate results, unnatural results are filtered out, and cell down-sampling is used.

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