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GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2024

By Sam Fenwick, February 2024

In the fifth Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best overall experience.

Rural-urban digital divide still poses a challenge in South Africa

By Robert Wyrzykowski, November 2023

Opensignal explores the substantial disparities in the mobile experience of our smartphone users between South Africa’s urban, suburban, and rural areas in this latest insight

5G GLOBAL MOBILE NETWORK EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2023

By Sam Fenwick, October 2023

In the third 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best 5G experience.

Greater spectrum bandwidth usage helps boost 4G download speeds in South Africa

By Robert Wyrzykowski, October 2023

In this new regional analysis, Opensignal looks at the impact of greater spectrum bandwidth on the mobile network experience of our African smartphone users on 4G mobile networks. Both 4G download and upload speeds benefit from more spectrum being used.

Global 5G benchmark: South Korea’s retreat on mmWave threatens its 5G leadership

By Ian Fogg, September 2023

South Korea’s leadership position in 5G experience is at risk as other markets deploy mmWave 5G ahead of South Korea. While South Koreans enjoy the fastest overall 5G download and upload speeds in the world, and spend the second highest time with a 5G connection — called 5G Availability — other markets are enjoying a further greater experience boost from mmWave 5G.

South Africa, August 2023, Mobile Network Experience

By Robert Wyrzykowski, August 2023

MTN leads the award count with five recognitions secured outright and five jointly. Vodacom is the sole winner of three and the joint winner of a further six awards. Telkom secures its only outright win for Availability, along with two more shared wins, while Cell C has three joint wins to its name.