South Africa

2021/10 Audit Report

umlaut has analysed the mobile networks in Johannesburg and Pretoria with regards to mobile network performance. We measure smartphone voice and data performance based on extensive drivetests.

Key takeaways

  • In data coverage, both MTN and Vodacom show a 5G technology share of more than 20% for Johannesburg and Pretoria. MTN leads the competitor market with the highest 5G technology share.

  • MTN leads in 5MB file upload speeds over 5G.

  • MTN achieved the fastest 5G HTTP download speeds with 10% of the users browsing with more than 380 Mbit/s 60 Mbit/s.

  • In YouTube 4K Streaming for 5G only, MTN users are experiencing the highest average resolution. Vodacom has the best average resolution across all technologies.