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.
To understand what the new normal looks like for mobile experience, Opensignal is updating our previous analysis of the impact of the pandemic and changed user behavior on the mobile experience with new data.
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MTN is now the leader in our Video Experience measurements scoring 72.0 points, which means the operator falls within the Very Good category (65-75).
In one year mobile Video Experience has significantly improved in 59% of 100 countries analyzed. But the U.S. is lagging behind on mobile video as carriers face a spectrum crunch. Uniquely, Opensignal tests mobile video streaming at scale and does not estimate video experience based on speed tests or other indirect measurements.
Voice apps offer flexibility across a number of devices and networks, and have soared in popularity as smartphones become more and more ubiquitous.But what's the mobile user experience like on these voice apps on today's mobile networks?
MTN remains the leader in our 4G Availability measurements, with a score of 83.6%.
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.