These are the best and worst mobile networks in South Africa

MyBroadband Insights has released its Q4 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report, showing that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa.

The report is based on 310,649 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October and 31 December 2019.

The research shows that South Africa had an average mobile download speed of 26.73Mbps and an average upload speed of 9.53Mbps.

MTN had the highest average download speed at 40.64Mbps, followed by Vodacom on 32.23Mbps, Telkom on 21.63Mbps, Rain on 16.44Mbps, and Cell C on 16.48Mbps.

MTN reigned supreme with a Network Quality Score of 9.85, followed by Vodacom on 8.01, Rain on 5.58, Telkom on 5.32, and Cell C on 4.91.

The table below provides an overview of the mobile network rankings in South Africa.

The MyBroadband Network Quality Report is based on results from MyBroadband’s Android Speed Test App which were recorded between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2019.

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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These are the best and worst mobile networks in South Africa