NetOne’s network optimisation team has invited TechZim on an LTE data speed test tomorrow, Tuesday 20th September from 9am.
This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe concerning the three Mobile Network Operators (NetOne, Telecel and Econet).
The results of the initial tests were shocking with all three operators failing to produce consistent results and achieve expected 3G and LTE speeds.
Of some concern was our failure to achieve/”catch” NetOnes LTE band throughout our tests. So NetOne has taken the bold step to set the record straight and invited us to conduct a speed test with them tomorrow.
So far, NetOne is the only MNO to have given us some form of feedback from our findings.
The speed test will follow the same route we took in our first speed test exercise that is Greencroft, Harare Main Post Office (City Centre), Kopje Plaza (Net One Building), Kuwadzana 4, Warren Park shops and by our offices in Marlborough.
Please note we will only be testing NetOne tomorrow, we will conduct a separate speed test comparison in at new locations across all networks soon.
We would also like to acknowledge everyone who has sent in their speed test results. Kindly continue to do so as it is making a difference to our understanding of the state of mobile internet in Zimbabwe.
Please follow the guidelines listed on our speed test page if you want to participate in this exercise.
We will update you on our findings as soon as the test is completed!