Etisalat tops internet quality ranking in March

Mohamed Alaa El-Din
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Etisalat Egypt branches most widespread in governorates (AFP Photo)

A March 2016 report by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) addressing the quality of mobile services said that approximately 9,800 attempts to connect to the internet on Etisalat’s network were all successful with the exception of two that disconnected.

NTRA documented internet connection attempts for all three of Egypt’s telecommunications companies: Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat. Of the internet connections recorded, only 22 were unsuccessful and 18 disconnected

The NTRA’s quality index for browsing the internet through telecommunications networks ranked Vodafone in second place, with 9,900 successful attempts and 15 disconnected attempts. Orange came in third, as  22 out of 9,300 attempts were unsuccessful.

Etisalat remained at the top of the list for best streaming quality, as 14 of 4,700 streaming attempts were unsuccessful. None of the connections recorded were dropped.

The NTRA attempted 14,000 streaming attempts across the three mobile operators in Greater Cairo to evaluate the quality of mobile data services.

Orange came in second in streaming quality, as 14 of 4,500 connection attempts were unsuccessful and none was disconnected. Vodafone came in last on the list with 20 of 4,800 connection attempts were unsuccessful and four attempts disconnected.

An earlier NTRA report showed a decline in voice call quality on all three networks—Vodafone, Etisalat, and Orange—for the second month in a row.

NTRA examined 37,100 calls in Greater Cairo (Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia) in March, of which 77 were dropped and 322 were blocked.

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