4G Availability is climbing quickly
For the second report in a row, 4G Availability scores shot upwards, showing that all four of Myanmar's operators are improving the reach of their 4G networks. Mytel easily won our 4G Availability award with an outstanding score of 92.9%, but Ooredoo's score of 82.3% was also impressive. Meanwhile Telenor and MPT are closing in the 80% mark in our measurements.
Ooredoo and Mytel share our Download Speed Experience award
In six months, Mytel has risen massively in our speed metrics. It is now tied with Ooredoo for our Download Speed Experience award with its users enjoying an average speed of nearly 19 Mbps. Ooredoo users still have the higher 4G Download Speed, according to our measurements, but Mytel's exceptional 4G Availability gave the operator the edge. Our users were able to find a 4G signal more often on Mytel's network, boosting its Download Speed Experience score.
Mytel is the only operator with a Very Good Video Experience score
Mytel won our Video Experience award with a score of 68.6 on our 100-point video quality scale. The new entrant was the only operator to earn a Very Good rating (65-75) in our Myanmar measurements, which indicates video streamed to smartphones experienced short load times and infrequent stalling even at higher resolutions. MPT, Ooredoo and Telenor also did quite well in Video Experience, with all three earning Good ratings (55-65).
Telenor runs away with our Latency Experience award
Network latency is one area Myanmar's operators definitely need to improve in compared with the experience in other countries. Users of three operators had Latency Experience scores over 80 milliseconds, indicating relatively slow response times over their data connections. While 50.2ms may not be an impressive Latency Experience score in other markets, it was more than enough to propel Telenor to the top of our Myanmar rankings with plenty of room to spare.