South Africa

2022/10 Mobile Certificate

We have tested and measured the performance of its voice and data services on smartphones in comparison to other 5G/LTE/UMTS/GSM mobile radio networks in metropolitan and rural areas of South Africa. The audit was done as a performance benchmark performed by umlaut between 26.09. and 30.10.2022 in cities and towns as well as on connection roads.

Winner 10/2022: MTN South Africa

  • Best in test

  • Best in data

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.