Mobile network performance during lockdown

Jamie McKane

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Mobile network performance during lockdown

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a national lockdown in March 2020 it was a shock to the system. The lockdown changed the way people worked and lived within a matter of days.

Millions of South Africans had to transition from office-based jobs to working from home, and for many people, their entertainment moved online.
 
I work for an FNO and can confirm, business is booming since lockdown started especially in the FTTH department.
 
rain performance may have dropped but their new subs spiked (as per ARC results in Nov) so I don't think they see themselves as 'losers'
 
I am really surprised about MTN. I have always had it in my mind that Vodacon was best of the best. Guess it is time to rethink my contract options.
 
I am really surprised about MTN. I have always had it in my mind that Vodacon was best of the best. Guess it is time to rethink my contract options.
By having a contract, you don't really have an option.
But yes, my thinking was the same. I really believed Vodacom to be the best.
 
I am really surprised about MTN. I have always had it in my mind that Vodacon was best of the best. Guess it is time to rethink my contract options.

I used to be on Vodacom and then realised that I am paying a premium for a sub-standard experience..

The only disadvantage that I have personally experienced is that MTN goes down in my area during load-shedding, Vodacom stays up - this is a risk as then I am unable to communicate with my security company
 
I used to be on Vodacom and then realised that I am paying a premium for a sub-standard experience..

The only disadvantage that I have personally experienced is that MTN goes down in my area during load-shedding, Vodacom stays up - this is a risk as then I am unable to communicate with my security company

Communications companies which go down during load shedding should be fined by the hour.
 
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