Why MTN’s cellular network has fantastic latency in Cape Town
MyBroadband recently conducted drive tests in Cape Town to measure the quality of South Africa’s mobile data networks.
The results showed that MTN has the best mobile data network in Cape Town by a significant margin, and it posted the best average download and upload speeds, and latencies in the city.
MTN’s latency results were consistent in every suburb where we conducted tests and it achieved an average latency of 22 milliseconds.
It only deviated significantly from that average in Fish Hoek and Hout Bay, where it saw mean latencies of 26ms and 24ms respectively.
MTN told MyBroadband it was able to achieve this consistent, low latency thanks to the investment and upgrading of its network. The company has spent around R37 billion improving its network over the last three and a half years, it said.
“In 2018, MTN continued its active upgrading of its network through the largest network rollout ever seen in South Africa.” My Broadband