P/Harcourt beats Lagos; Airtel beats MTN in download speed – New Internet Performance Report by Ookla

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The Ookla’s Q2 Market Report on the state of Nigeria’s mobile and fixed networks is out. Guess what! Port Harcourt not Lagos continued to have the best mobile mean download speeds of any Nigerian city at 26.34 Mbps. Kano leapfrogged its download speed by 61.8% over Q1 2021 – unprecedented giant strides by any Nigerian city. Results are based on data from Speedtest.

The Speedtest Global IndexTM Market Analyses from Ookla® identify key data about internet performance in countries across the world. This quarter, the report provided updated analyses for 37 markets that includes details on fastest mobile and fixed broadband providers, performance of most popular devices and chipsets and internet speeds in cities.

Highlights include:

  • For the second quarter in a row, mobile provider Airtel had the fastest Speed Score in Nigeria at 28.82 during Q2 2021. While MTN was second, it improved its Speed Score 37.9% quarter over quarter, 18.70 to 25.78.
  • MTN edged out Airtel’s Q1 2021 top spot for best Consistency Score on mobile during Q2 2021, 83.4% to Airtel’s 82.5%.
  • Fixed broadband provider ipNX continued to have the best Speed Score (19.25) and Consistency Score (39.6%) in Nigeria during Q2 2021.
  • Port Harcourt continued to have the best mobile mean download speeds of any Nigerian city at 26.34 Mbps, but Kano made huge strides forward, improving its download speed by 61.8% over Q1 2021.

According to Ookla, each test taken with Speedtest uses the Speedtest Server Network™, a global network of high-performance servers, ready to test the maximum sustained throughput of the user’s connection (download and upload speeds) and to report back on key network health metrics.

There are Speedtest servers in virtually every country and major population center worldwide. Read more about the Speedtest Server Network and how Speedtest is uniquely able to measure high-speed connections including 5G.

The Speedtest Intelligence® for   Africa and the Middle East covers Algeria,  Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria,  Qatar, South AfricaTunisia, and Turkey,

Access the Mobile report: https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/nigeria?mobile#market-analysis

Fixed report: https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/nigeria?fixed#market-analysis

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Cover IMAGE: Port Harcourt by Hometown.ng

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