MyBroadband Insights released the Q1 2022 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa.
The report is based on 303,465 speed tests taken by thousands of MyBroadband speed test app users across South Africa between January 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022.
Research shows that South Africa had an average mobile download speed of 43.24 Mbps and an average upload speed of 13.87 Mbps.
MTN had the highest average download speed at 73.39 Mbps, followed by Vodacom at 44.32 Mbps, Telkom at 29.43 Mbps, Cell C at 19.60 Mbps and Rain at 13.60 Mbps.
MTN’s outstanding performance is the result of a R50 billion network investment that has enabled it to extend coverage, improve network quality and increase speeds.
South Africa‘s average download speed increased from 33.23 Mbps in Q1 2021 to 43.24 Mbps in Q1 2022.
The significant increase in speed is the result of increased network investment and temporary spectrum granted to mobile operators.
The recent spectrum auction, which placed additional spectrum in the hands of operators, will bode well for mobile operators in South Africa.
Best mobile network in South Africa
A “network quality score” was calculated for each network using download speed, upload speed and latency to determine the best mobile network in South Africa.
The network quality score out of 10 then shows how a network fared compared to other networks.
MTN reigned supreme with a network quality score of 9.84, followed by Vodacom at 6.58, Telkom at 5.08, Cell C at 4.00 and Rain at 3.90.
The table below gives an overview of the ranking of mobile networks in South Africa.