You might have read our news story earlier today therein we told you that the telecommunications and Information Services sector in Nigeria has, in the first quarter 2023, delivered a handsome N2.508 trillion in terms of financial value contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), representing 14.13 per cent.
That’s impressive result, right? One of the key highlights of the telecom industry performance was the generation of $820.8 million for the federal government from 5G spectrum licences fees paid by three eventual winning operators, MTN, MAFAB and Airtel.
So, this week, Enext Wireless Inc., an engineering company that focuses on improving user experience in Mobile Broadband Wireless Communications, carried out a study of MTN 5G in Lagos as they searched for possible areas Airtel has started deploying its 5G in the State with estimated 24 million population.
Comparison of 5G from MTN with 5G from Airtel in Lagos by Enext Wireless
Below, Enext Wireless team selected throughput.
The three selections available are;
- Downlink and
- Excellent is higher than 10 Mbps
- Good is between 5 Mbps and 10 Mbps
- Fair is from 1 Mbps to 5 Mbps
- Usable is from 0.100 Mbps to 1 Mbps
- Poor is lower than .100 Mbps
The team covered the same route and used the same device type for both networks.
The snapshots show the different points where the devices were assigned 5G resources.
Please visit here to decide which is better. To see the actual value for a bin, click on the bin. You will also see the date the data was collected.