The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) March’s report showed a decline in the quality of mobile internet browsing (HTTP Browsing Test) in the Greater Cairo area, after 16,336 attempts to test the internet browsing quality through the three mobile networks—Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat—of which 1,275 attempts were interrupted, which is an unprecedented number of interrupted attempts registered by the NTRA, because of an increased number of interrupted attempts through the Vodafone network.
According to the NTRA’s report, Egypt Telecom (TE) topped the mobile operators’ in the Mobile Internet Service Quality Index after testing 5,856 attempts over its network, where none of them were blocked and only ten of them were interrupted. Orange was tested through 5,437 internet browsing attempts, of which 14 were interrupted. Vodafone was tested through 5,043 attempts, of which 1,275 attempts were interrupted.
In terms of the video streaming test, the report showed an improvement in the quality of service in Cairo during July 2016 compared to last May, after testing the three mobile networks, Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat through 7,925 video browsing testing attempts.
Vodafone registered poor quality in the video streaming text through 2,527 attempts, of which 255 were blocked and 296 were interrupted; therefore, Vodafone registered the worst performance amongst the three mobile operators. Etisalat was tested trough 2,931 attempts, of which 4 were blocked and 5 were interrupted.
The NTRA tested the quality of Orange services through 2,721 attempts, of which 18 were interrupted and 9 were blocked. It examined the three mobile operators video streaming quality through 81,793 attempts, of which 268 were blocked and 316 were interrupted.