MTN Speed Test Results

ginggs

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#3
Is anyone actually getting 3.6Mbps yet?

Head on over to Speedtest.net and let's compare results.

Device: Huawei E220
Firmware: 11.110.05.00.67
Nearest Tower / Location / Cell Info: Goodwood Firestation

Date: 2008/01/30
Time: 12:53 PM GMT
Server: Cape Town
Download: 563kbps
Upload: 51kbps
Ping: 630ms

Date: 2008/01/30
Time: 1:01 PM GMT
Server: Cape Town
Download: 638kbps
Upload: 51kbps
Ping: 630ms

Date: 2008/01/30
Time: 1:05 PM GMT
Server: Cape Town
Download: 586kbps
Upload: 52kbps
Ping: 605ms
 
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morkhans

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Does MTN not have a similar on network speed test like Vodacom (speed.vodacom.co.za)? Anyone know where these elusive 3.6/7.2 towers are in Cape Town?
 

CeeBee

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I just did 4 speedtests on speedtest.net
me in pretoria, tested with both the triangle (!) in JHB and CPT
ping ave 216
got speeds
download : 653 , 780, 1683, 1812 woohoo!! at last :) (altho the MTN Fastlink dashboard only shows max down 1262, guess 1812 was only for microsec)
upload : 51 , 54 , 53, 56, :sick: :sick: so much for "not" being limited to '64kbps' , and :sick: so much for "all the 3G towers upgraded to HSUPA"!
Its clear i'm not the only one still getting the sh1tty <64kbps upload, so when is MTN gonna wakey wakey???

did some tests with VC sim, no problem getting >250kbps upload each time...

ginggs ... i notice your speeds up top.... interesting... howcome I get half the ping speed from PTA-CPT than u CPT-CPT?
 
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Neo

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If they do, they haven't advertized it.

My guess is in Cape Town centre, the airport or Century City. These were the first areas to get HSDPA.
Actually went around with an E220 looking for 3.6 and 7.2 with a U740.

Went to MTN's head office in Cape Town (stood outside on the pavement), Century City and the Waterfront.

Nada......

Will try airport.
 

morkhans

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CeeBee

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sheezh, looks like some bad ping rates 4 u guys in cpt?
during my tests aved 216, from PTA to the srv in CPT, even managed a 182 once...
seems with MTN it chooses JHB triangle as prefered, on VC sees CPT as prefered
 

ginggs

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Its clear i'm not the only one still getting the sh1tty <64kbps upload, so when is MTN gonna wakey wakey???
It only certain towers can handle >64kbps upload, perhaps only those upgraded to 3.6Mbps?
ginggs ... i notice your speeds up top.... interesting... howcome I get half the ping speed from PTA-CPT than u CPT-CPT?
I think all Cape Town MTN traffic goes via Joburg! :eek:
seems with MTN it chooses JHB triangle as prefered, on VC sees CPT as prefered
For me, speedtest.net recommends the Cape Town server on MTN and Vodacom.
 

ginggs

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I vaguely recall some thread a month or so back about MTN asking customers to upgrade their E220 firmware, presumably at least some MTN E220 customers did upgrade their E220's firmware.
It was the E620 customers that received an SMS about a new firmware.
The new firmware supports USSD, and I've seen a new MTN dashboard with pre-paid USSD options, so that's probably the new service they mentioned in the SMS.

Unfortunately it wasn't a 3.6Mbps upgrade for the E620. :(
 
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