A quick glance at our awards table shows that MTN and Vodacom are still the two main players in South Africa’s mobile experience landscape, while Telkom and Cell C haven’t made an appearance in the table, yet.
One year on from the first launch of 5G services for smartphone users back in April 2019, Opensignal looks at what’s changed across 100 countries globally on six different measures of the mobile network experience, including upload and download speed, video, voice and games experience, along with the percentage of time that 4G users spent connected to a 4G network (4G Availability).
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Opensignal's recent State of Mobile Network Experience report ranked 87 of the world's mobile nations across our key metrics, with the usual suspects – Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and South Korea – topping our global rankings.
Opensignal analyzed the download speeds that South African users experience when they connect to mobile networks compared to Wifi, and found that cellular technology provided faster download speeds at all times of the day.
MTN and Vodacom drew for our Download Speed Experience award in South Africa, after a Vodacom win six months ago.
OpenSignal's recent report on the South Africa mobile market showed something of a two-horse race.
Vodacom won all four of our national network speed commendations, including the coveted 4G download speed award.