Mobile Network Experience Report Qatar November 2021

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Mobile Network Experience Report
November 2021

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Author
Ian Fogg VP Analysis

Key findings

Ooredoo wins Download Speed Experience by a large margin

The difference between the two operators' scores was 12.2 Mbps (37.2%) in Download Speed Experience. Ooredoo users' average download speeds of 45 Mbps were a long way ahead of our Vodafone users who saw speeds of 32.8 Mbps. As a result, Ooredoo comfortably holds onto the Opensignal award.

Upload Speed Experience is over 50% faster on Ooredoo

Upload speed is important for sharing photos and videos over social media, connecting to virtual private networks (VPNs) or for sending document attachments over email. On this measure of speed, there is an even greater margin of victory for Ooredoo with its score of 13.6 Mbps being 50.9% faster than Vodafone's score of 9 Mbps.

Vodafone now jointly wins Voice App Experience

In the last report, Ooredoo won the award outright, but now our users saw an experience that was statistically level on both Vodafone and Ooreedo's networks. While Ooredo scored 81.2 in the last report, this time it has slipped slightly to 78.4. Vodafone's score of 78.5 is a tie because the confidence intervals overlap with Ooredoo. Voice App Experience quantifies real-time communications using popular apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Skype.

On mobile gaming, Ooredoo holds onto the award

With a score of 62.3 on a 100-point scale, Ooredoo once again wins the Games Experience award ahead of Vodafone's score of 57.1. Opensignal Games Experience measures the real-world experience of mobile users when playing real-time online multiplayer games in popular genres such as battle royale or massive online battle arena (MOBA). Examples of mobile games in these genres include PUBG, Fortnite, and Arena of Valor.

Introduction

Ooredoo is the dominant operator in Opensignal's latest mobile network experience awards. However, Vodafone has successfully narrowed the gap to jointly win a second award this time, up from one in the last report.

In this report, we have analyzed the overall mobile network experience of all our users in Qatar on two national operators, Ooredoo and Vodafone, over a 90-day period starting on July 1 and ending on September 28, 2021. We have used 5G measurements in addition to those from previous generations of mobile network technology when determining the overall scores for each metric.

Opensignal Awards Table

Mobile Experience Awards, Qatar
November 2021, Qatar Report
Video Experience
Games Experience
Voice App Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
4G Availability
4G Coverage Experience
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Mobile Experience Awards Winners
November 2021, Qatar
Video Experience
Games Experience
Download Speed Experience
Upload Speed Experience
4G Coverage Experience
Mobile Experience Awards Draws
November 2021, Qatar
Voice App Experience
4G Availability
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Overview

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Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Ooredoo
69.0
Vodafone
66.1
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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National Analysis

Video Experience

Video Experience
in 0-100 points
Ooredoo
69.0
Vodafone
66.1
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Games Experience

Games Experience
in 0-100 points
Ooredoo
62.3
Vodafone
57.1
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Voice App Experience

Voice App Experience
in 0-100 points
Ooredoo
78.4
Vodafone
78.5
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Download Speed Experience

Download Speed Experience
in Mbps
Ooredoo
45.0
Vodafone
32.8
0 12.5 25 37.5 50
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Upload Speed Experience

Upload Speed Experience
in Mbps
Ooredoo
13.6
Vodafone
9.0
0 3.75 7.5 11.25 15
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Availability

4G Availability
% of time
Ooredoo
90.3
Vodafone
89.8
0 23.75 47.5 71.25 95
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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4G Coverage Experience

4G Coverage Experience
in 0-10 points
Ooredoo
9.9
Vodafone
9.7
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
The brackets represent confidence intervals.
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Opensignal measures the real-world experience of consumers on mobile networks in the places they live, work and travel.

We continually adapt our methodology to best represent the true experience of smartphone users. Therefore, comparisons of the results to past reports should be considered indicative only.

For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars. In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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For every metric we calculate statistical confidence intervals indicated on our graphs. When confidence intervals overlap, our measured results are too close to declare a winner. In those cases, we show a statistical draw. For this reason, some metrics have multiple operator winners.

In our bar graphs we represent confidence intervals as boundaries on either sides of graph bars.

In our supporting-metric charts we show confidence intervals as +/- numerical values.

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