Mobile Network Experience Report Myanmar May 2019

Myanmar

Mobile Network Experience Report
May 2019

Opensignal Active Userbase in Myanmar
Total Devices
48,925
Total Measurements
180,002,515
Data Collection Period
Jan 01 Mar 31, 2019

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Author
Kevin Fitchard Principal Analyst

Key findings

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.

Introduction

Myanmar's fledgling mobile broadband market is already experiencing a major shakeup. The newest operator on the block Mytel brought home some major wins in our metrics, less than a year after its commercial launch. Not only did the 4G-focused provider hold onto its lead in 4G Availability in our latest data collection period, it also won our Video Experience award and drew with Ooredoo for our Download Speed Experience award. Ooredoo, however, won our Upload Experience award outright, while Telenor has established a sizable lead in our Latency Experience metric.

Opensignal Awards Table

Mobile Experience Awards, Myanmar
May 2019, Myanmar Report
4G Availability
Video Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
May 2019, Myanmar
4G Availability
Video Experience
Upload Speed Experience
Latency Experience
Mobile Experience Awards Draws
May 2019, Myanmar
Download Speed Experience
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Overview

Click on metric labels below for a quick preview
4G Availability
in %
MPT
79.3
Ooredoo
82.3
Telenor
78.6
Mytel
92.9
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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National Analysis

4G Availability

4G Availability
in %
MPT
79.3
Ooredoo
82.3
Telenor
78.6
Mytel
92.9
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
MPT
60.8
Ooredoo
63.0
Telenor
61.1
Mytel
68.6
Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Video Experience
Supporting Metrics
in 0-100 points
4G Video Experience
69.9 (± 1.38) 72.1 (± 1.26) 72.4 (± 1.41) 68.6 (± 1.10)
3G Video Experience
48.7 (± 2.14) 47.1 (± 2.59) 48.1 (± 2.53)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Video Experience in 0-100 points
70 (± 1.38)
72 (± 1.26)
72 (± 1.41)
69 (± 1.10)
3G Video Experience in 0-100 points
49 (± 2.14)
47 (± 2.59)
48 (± 2.53)
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
MPT
14.0
Ooredoo
18.7
Telenor
15.0
Mytel
18.9
0 5 10 15 20
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Download Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Download Speed
20.3 (± 0.56) 26.1 (± 0.74) 22.5 (± 0.79) 18.9 (± 0.53)
3G Download Speed
5.7 (± 0.22) 5.6 (± 0.25) 6.4 (± 0.27)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Download Speed in Mbps
20 (± 0.56)
26 (± 0.74)
22 (± 0.79)
19 (± 0.53)
3G Download Speed in Mbps
6 (± 0.22)
6 (± 0.25)
6 (± 0.27)
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
MPT
7.1
Ooredoo
8.3
Telenor
5.2
Mytel
7.0
0 2.5 5 7.5 10
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Upload Speed Experience
Supporting Metrics
in Mbps
4G Upload Speed
11.2 (± 0.38) 12.2 (± 0.45) 8.1 (± 0.35) 7.0 (± 0.22)
3G Upload Speed
1.6 (± 0.06) 1.4 (± 0.07) 1.8 (± 0.07)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Upload Speed in Mbps
11 (± 0.38)
12 (± 0.45)
8 (± 0.35)
7 (± 0.22)
3G Upload Speed in Mbps
2 (± 0.06)
1 (± 0.07)
2 (± 0.07)
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Latency Experience

Latency Experience
in ms The lower the figure the better the latency
MPT
86.2
Ooredoo
90.4
Telenor
50.2
Mytel
81.1
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Latency Experience
Supporting Metrics
in ms
4G Latency
74.5 (± 0.70) 78.8 (± 0.70) 40.0 (± 0.68) 81.1 (± 0.55)
3G Latency
101.6 (± 1.72) 110.8 (± 2.08) 61.9 (± 1.73)
+/- numeric values represent confidence intervals.
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4G Latency in ms
74 (± 0.70)
79 (± 0.70)
40 (± 0.68)
81 (± 0.55)
3G Latency in ms
102 (± 1.72)
111 (± 2.08)
62 (± 1.73)
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