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.
In this Opensignal’s fifth Global Awards report, we analyse the difference in the overall experience seen by our users on different operators across the globe.
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The 5G experience continues to evolve. More markets are launching 5G. More spectrum is becoming available and that additional spectrum is boosting capacity and improving users’ experience with faster speeds, and a better video and gaming experience. In this latest global 5G benchmark, Opensignal quantifies how the real-world 5G experience compares.
Opensignal analyzed how energy usage changes on South African networks throughout the day. We observe that South African operators use less spectrum and carrier bands at night, while the 4G signal strength is also the weakest at night.
We observe a two-horse race for mobile network experience awards in South Africa. Vodacom and MTN win seven and five awards outright, respectively, and both operators share two additional trophies together, out of 15 awards available. Telkom secures its only outright win for Availability.
In an industry first, Opensignal examines the Live Video Experience of mobile users across more than 100 global markets.
In the fourth Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again directly compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best mobile experience. We have added two more measures of the mobile experience: Excellent Consistent Quality and Core Consistent Quality.
In the second 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards report, Opensignal once again directly compares operators from around the world to recognize those on which our users had the best 5G experience.
Satellite connectivity is coming to smartphones, Apple is adding Emergency SoS using satellites to the iPhone 14 range. Now, Opensignal has analyzed over 100 global markets to understand the extent of the cellular “no signal” problem that mobile users face.