Barometer of mobile Internet connections in Myanmar
H2 2021 – H1 2022
Mytel provided the best mobile Internet performances in Myanmar during the last two semesters.
The nPerf score, expressed in nPoints, gives an overall picture of the quality of a connection. It takes into account the measured bitrates (2/3 on download + 1/3 on upload), the latency and is affected by QoE tests equally (browsing / streaming). This score reflects the overall quality of the connection felt by the user.
The nPerf analysis
This study is based on tests carried out by users of the nPerf mobile application, available for free on iOS and Android.
Between July 1st, 2021 and June 30th, 2022 we counted inMyanmar, after filtering, 37.546 tests:
The overall distribution of the tests per provider is as follows:
Mytel comfortably leads the Burmese mobile Internet.
Besides its huge number of tests amongst the country’s total, this operator wins, in solitary and very clearly, several battles: the success ratio, the upload bitrate and the latency. Apart from that, it records the best download speed along with MPT (just a few decimals below the latter), and the best browsing performance along with ATOM (just a few decimals above the latter).
ATOM is the only real challenger for now.
Indeed, it’s the leader regarding the Quality of Experience tests, by a short distance, but shows the lowest throughputs of all the other indicators. The final score of this operator makes it the first rival of the winner, but still 6.000 points separate this ISP form Mytel, approximately. However, its progress within the period is the strongest of the three, and is quite encouraging: from about 4.000 nPoints in July ’21 to 31.500 eleven months later!
MPT is out of the race.
It finishes the period with less than 10.000 nPoints, and only manages to share the download’s victory with Mytel. Besides, its figures are particularly poor in the browsing and streaming tests.
nPerf offers a free application for testing the quality of the Internet connection, downloadable for free on Android and iOS (Apple) mobile devices. Everyone is free to use this app to measure the quality of their mobile connection. The panel of this study is formed by the users of the nPerf application in Myanmar.
Thus, the nPerf study is based on the thousands of tests carried out monthly, exclusively by the operators’ end customers, which makes it the “crowdsourced” study based on one of the largest panels of the country.