Our Ibadan NIWBQR tests were completed on Tuesday 08-05-2018. The tests were conducted between 11:00 am Monday to 3:00 pm on Tuesday. We covered places such as University of Ibadan, Polytechnic Ibadan, Challenge, Ring road and Bodija. Important sites such as Heritage Mall, Ventura Mall and Palms Mall were also covered. The service providers benchmarked include MTN, GLO, SMILE, AIRTEL AND, 9MOBILE.
It turned out that LTE coverage was nowhere near as wide as expected. Of the five carriers tested, only two (Smile and Airtel) had LTE coverage in a substantial part of the route evaluated. A separate report comparing the LTE deployment quality for those two have been prepared. In this report, we have ranked all five service providers in terms of the quality of user experience on their networks be they LTE, 3G or 2G. Our ranking is based on measurement tests such as: Web-Browsing Responsiveness, FTP Download Test, FTP Upload Test and Ping Test.
Our tests measure the customer user experience as they use it for common applications such as web browsing or data downloads, irrespective of the radio access technology used.
The primary goal is to identify the quality of service offered so that service providers can improve their networks and end-users can identify the service providers that offer quality service for the naira’s paid.