Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, has invited TechZim to a mobile data speed test exercise around Harare tomorrow, Wednesday 21st of September.
This follows our report on the state of mobile data speeds in Zimbabwe in which all three MNOs (Econet, NetOne, Telecel) performed well below our expectations.
We suspect Econet’s invitation is in reaction to NetOne’s request we wrote about last week in which its fiercest rival and the country’s second largest MNO reached out to us to seek reclamation as the country’s best mobile data option and set the record straight once and for all.
In the true spirit of competition and fairness, similar to the speed tests we conducted with Net One earlier today, we will follow the same route we took in our initial exercise, that is, Greencroft, Harare Main Post Office (City Centre), Kuwadzana 4, Warren Park shops and our offices in Marlborough.
Please note once again that we will only test Econet’s mobile internet tomorrow. We tested NetOne earlier today and will provide you with the results as soon as we populate them- or -we could hold on to them and release it as a comparative article?
Once again we would like to acknowledge everyone who has participated in the speed test exercise, we are receiving your emails, WhatsApp’s, facebook posts and tweets!
As you can see it is slowly starting to draw the attention of our MNOs. Identifying areas with poor network coverage and slow mobile internet speeds is in yours and their best interest.
We are still planning our next speed test exercise having identified 3 sites of interest.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to conduct out of Harare speed tests so those in affected areas, please consider sending your speed test results directly to your MNOs social media accounts as follows:
Don’t forget to follow the guidelines listed on our speed test page if you want to participate in this exercise.
P.S. Telecel we are waiting for your call.
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