August 7, 2019

Port Harcourt, 2019

INTRODUCTION

Port Harcourt is the capital and largest city of River state, Nigeria.  It is a major industrial center as it has many multinational firms as well as other industrial concerns, particularly business related to the petroleum industry. It is the chief oil-refining city in Nigeria. Rivers State is one of the wealthiest states in Nigeria in terms of gross domestic product and foreign exchange revenue from the oil industry, crude oil being its principal export earner.

In this report, the quality of deployment of the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular networks of four (4) national mobile network operators, namely MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and 9MOBILE along a select route in Port Harcourt is evaluated.

The drive test was conducted on July 30, July 31 and August 1 of 2019 between 8am – 6pm daily.

The map below shows sample coverage quality.

The five mobile wireless broadband service providers evaluated are MTN, Globacom, 9Mobile and Airtel. The performance of the radio access networks of each service provider along each evaluated route, in comparison with the other service providers, is rated, using the following KPI weights: Connection Drop rate, 20%; Connection Setup Failure rate, 20%; Downlink Throughput distribution, 15%; Peak Downlink Throughput, 10%; Latency, 15% and Non-LTE UE Technology 20%.

SUMMARY

NIWBQR provides evaluation of the quality of 4G technology deployment in Nigeria. This report is for Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

In this report, the Qualities of Service of the deployed long-term evolution (LTE) cellular networks of four (4) Nigerian mobile network operators, namely MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9Mobile are evaluated.

The Nigerian mobile data market has witnessed an increased demand for broadband with increased usage of smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and laptop computers. Users now demand services and applications from mobile communication systems that go far beyond voice and telephone. The goal of this report is to show the quality of the network as seen high-quality user equipment.

The report clearly shows that packet delay (latency) continues to be a problem in the LTE networks.

Our goal is to help improve the quality of service experienced by the users of mobile telecommunication networks in Nigeria. A report containing our ranking and detailed RF Analysis is available for a fee.

We collect comprehensive RF Performance data on the Networks of Mobile Broadband Service Providers in Nigeria The raw UE log is available for interested service providers to use in further improving the quality of their networks. For additional details click here to fill-out the form.