‘MTN best network in SA’ – report

08 November 2019

MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa, according to the Q3 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report by MyBroadband Insights.

The report, based on 314,751-speed tests performed by thousands of Android Speed Test App users, documents five major South African network providers from July 1 to September 30, 2019.

Furthermore, the new research found that South Africa had an average mobile download speed of 24.68Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.03Mbps.

MTN had the highest average download speed at 35.31Mbps, followed by Vodacom on 31.19Mbps, Telkom on 22.42Mbps, Cell C on 17.18Mbps and Rain on 16.71Mbps.

In order to ascertain the best mobile network in the country, a “Network Quality Score” was calculated for each network using download speed, upload speed, and latency. The score out of 10 then revealed how the network performed in relation to others.

MTN achieved a Network Quality Score of 10.00, followed by Vodacom on 8.72, Telkom on 6.23, Rain on 5.88 and Cell C on 5.58.

The report also included network quality rankings for South Africa’s major cities.

MTN won in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane while Vodacom and MTN were equal in Johannesburg.

Rain had the worst network in Johannesburg and Pretoria while Cell C came out as the worst network in Durban and Cape Town.