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.
 

TofuMofu

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I work for an FNO and can confirm, business is booming since lockdown started especially in the FTTH department.
 

Chris.Geerdts

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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'
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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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