MTN’s network has the fastest download speeds: independent study

According to the results of MyBroadband Speed Test App, MTN’s download speeds are the fastest of any network in South Africa. The results of the speedtest is based on 12,720 tests conducted from 4,063 mobile devices in the first week of the app launching, providing a good overview of MTN’s network performance.

“The results show that MTN had the highest average download speed, 21.7Mbps, followed by Vodacom on 21.4Mbps,” the MyBroadband Speed Test noted.

Says Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer: MTN South Africa: “We are pleased with the test results as they vindicate the substantial investment we ploughed in capacitating and optimizing our network over the past few months. We are delighted that the ongoing efforts of improving network quality and capacity is bearing fruit. These results will galvanize us to work even harder to ensure that MTN becomes the network of choice for our customers.”



Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA

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Mamello Raborifi: PR Manager, MTN SA

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