With the help of 11 004 unique Speed Test users, MyBroadband conducted more than 330 000 speed tests through their Android Speed Test App between 1 April and 30 June 2019.
The research shows that South Africa had an average mobile download speed of 25.67 Mbps, up from 24.20Mbps in the previous quarter.
That is not bad, considering that the most recent Open Signal State of Mobile Network Experience report showed that South Africa’s average download speed is 15 Mbps (Megabits per second.)
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The MyBroadband report shows that out of South Africa’s mobile service providers, MTN had the highest average download speed with 35.90 Mbps. South African are addicted to the network because of service like the very cheap MTN Data Plan and other services.
Vodacom was in second place with 29.76 Mbps, followed by Telkom with 23.07, and Rain with 17.91 Mbps. Cell C was last on the list, with only 17.32 Mbps.
The report also shows that there has been a significant increase in network performance from MTN, Vodacom and Telkom in 2019, thanks to the improved LTE coverage and HSPA availability in rural areas.
According to the report, Rain is the only operator that saw a dip in performance during the period from 1 April and 30 June 2019.