Global data and technology firms, Ookla and UmlauT, have nominated MTN as the best network in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A statement said, “Using insights from its data platform, ‘Speedtest’, which tests Internet connection performance, Ookla, a network firm based in the United States, assessed four network providers, MTN, Airtel, Orange, and Vodacom, which account for 62 per cent of Internet subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa, to infer which network providers have the fastest internet speeds and which cities have the fastest internet connections.”
It said MTN South Africa came in first place with a median download speed of 65.95 Mbps, followed by Vodacom South Africa and Safaricom Kenya, with median download speeds of 48.71 Mbps and 36.25 Mbps, respectively. According to the report, MTN Nigeria’s median download speed is 26.3 Mbps.
The statement said Internet download speeds of major African cities were calculated, MTN Cape Town and MTN Johannesburg came in second and third, with speeds of more than 60 Mbps in both cities, respectively, while Vodacom Johannesburg took first place with a speed of more than 81 Mbps.