October 11, 2017

Benin, September 2017


Our NIWBQR report for the month of September 2017, focuses on Benin City, Nigeria. The driven route covers two days of extensive driving around the heart of Benin City, covering important places such as University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation (NPDC). The exercise was carried out on the 26th and 27th of last month (September), between the hours of 6am and 7pm daily.


Benin drive route

In the exercise, we compared the network performance of five (5) Mobile Broadband Service Providers: Globacom, MTN, Airtel, 9Mobile and Smile. Out of the five Service Providers, our mobile devices found LTE service on Smile and Globacom only. We were on LTE in Globacom’s network 67.95% of the time and Smile network, 100% of the time.
However, Smile did not have useable coverage in a substantial part of the route covered. We were in WCDMA or EDGE in the networks of the other Service Providers.

The performance of the radio access networks of each service provider along the evaluated routes in comparison with other service providers is rated, using the following KPI weights: Connection Drop rate, 25%; Connection Setup Rate, 25% and Downlink Throughput 50%.

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.

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