By Hope Nda
Research from two renowned world agencies, Rohde & Schwarz and Umlaut, has ranked MTN the best telecommunications company in Cameroon for 2021 in terms of network service quality.
MTN Cameroon announced its success on January 12, stating that it only reiterates the unbeatable nature of its network services.
“This achievement is the result of significant and sustainable investments over more than 20 years now. Investments in equipment, technology and, above all, in experienced and motivated men and women,” said Stephen Blewett, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon.
MTN was pronounced the best network provider following studies carried out in Cameroon between May and October for Umlaut and from September to November 2021 for Rohde & Schwarz.
Rohde & Schwarz research measured the quality of voice calls, online data transfer, video streaming, Internet browsing and the publication of content on social networks, after conducting 69,000 tests on various mobile network services, covering more than 9,000 km across the country’s regions.
The tests and analyses, done based on international standards; show that MTN Cameroon has the best performance for both voice calls and mobile Internet, certifying the company as the best network in the country in 2021.
Meanwhile, Umlaut agency assessed the quality of mobile Internet by collecting and analysing 175 million samples from over 74,000 users within six months. The tests concluded that MTN Cameroon had the best performance overall, notably in the latency and download speed.
“Congratulations to MTN Cameroon. Our analysis method is the de facto industry standard because we evaluate the global digital infrastructure in a fair and transparent way,” said Hakan Ekmen, Global CEO, Telecommunications of Umlaut.
MTN is among Cameroon’s most renowned network providers, covering 97 percent of the Cameroonian population through 2G, 3G, 4G and or 4.5G technologies. The company’s management revealed that MTN has over 10 million subscribers in the country, and “has recently committed to continue investing to improve the extensiveness, robustness, resilience and, above all, the quality of experience for each of its 10 million subscribers”.