Kano rated fastest state in mobile download speed
At 19.31 megabit per second (Mbps), Kano State has emerged as the fastest median mobile download speed among Nigeria’s most populous cities in the first quarter.
Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics such as connection data rate and latency, claimed in its Speed Test Analysis, that Kano has a median upload speed of 8.62Mbps with latency of 46ms.
According to Ookla, Speedtest Global Index rankings are based on median download speed to best reflect the speeds a user is likely to achieve in a market.
With the global standard put at 18.92Mbps for median download speed, upload speed is 8.58Mbps and 31ms as median latency.
The American firm ranked Lagos as second with median mobile download speed of 18.03Mbps, 8.31Mbps median upload speed and 28ms; Ibadan is third with 17.6Mbps download speed, 9.37 upload speed and 29ms median latency.
Other cities like Port Harcourt, which ranked fourth, have 16.51Mbps download speed; 8.72Mbps upload speed and 37ms median latency. Benin ranked fifth with 13.49Mbps download speed, 7.88 upload speed and 36ms median latency.
In terms of the fastest service provider, Ookla’s Speed Intelligence revealed that there was no statistical winner among top providers in Nigeria in Q1 2022.
However, it put median download speed of the operators as follows, Airtel 22.42Mbps, MTN 21.71Mbps, Glo 8.72Mbps and 9mobile 8.32Mbps.
In terms of the latency of the networks, the report noted that Airtel had the lowest latency at 26 ms. MTN, Glo and 9mobile have 32ms, 33ms and 34ms respectively.
In terms of consistency, Ookla said in measuring each operator’s performance, it found that Airtel had the highest Consistency Score in Nigeria during Q1 2022, with 85.4 per cent of results showing at least a 5Mbps minimum download speed and 1Mbps minimum upload speed. It puts MTN at 81.5 per cent, Glo 62.1 per cent and 9mobile 42.8 per cent.
Ookla said an analysis of performance on some of the fastest phones in Nigeria found that there was no statistical winner during Q1 2022. It, however, rated Apple the highest.
According to it, iPhone 13 Pro Max has 40.78Mbps download speed; 9.14Mbps upload speed and 30ms median latency. iPhone 11 Pro Max is the least of the categories with 29.01Mbps download speed, 7.91 upload speed and 34ms median latency.