Enextgen Wireless Limited, recently carried out a National Independent Wireless Broadband Reporting (NIWBQR), on mobile wireless experience in Port Harcourt.
This report provides detailed information on user experience on 4G mobile network.
“We have also added a network visualization application to display key results from NIWBQR on a map accessible to interested parties”, the Company said in the report made available to TechEconomy.ng.
“Our primary mission is to facilitate the ability of Nigerians to gain reliable and cost-effective access to mobile broadband communications using mobile broadband LTE networks.
“Through this means, we also provide national mobile network operators an opportunity to reduce churn and achieve rapid increase in broadband subscription.
Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of River state, Nigeria. It is a major industrial center as it has many multinational firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry.
It is the chief oil-refining city in Nigeria. Rivers State is one of the wealthiest states in Nigeria in terms of gross domestic product and foreign exchange revenue from the oil industry, crude oil being its principal export earner.
In this report, the quality of deployment of the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular networks of four (4) national mobile network operators, namely MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and 9MOBILE along a select route in Port Harcourt is evaluated.
The drive test was conducted on July 30, July 31 and August 1 of 2019 between 8am – 6pm daily.
- Airtel has the best LTE signal quality
- MTN has the highest peak downlink throughput
- Glo has an area with a huge number of connection setup failures.
- Packet delay latencies are high on all networks with Glo and 9Mobile being worse than MTN and Airtel
- 9Mobile has the highest rate of connection (call) drops.