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Mobile Broadband Performance Study Kicks Off in South Africa

  • Have you ever wondered what speeds you’re getting on your mobile device?
  • Do you want to know which applications are eating up your data plan?
  • Do you want to contribute to a data set about the quality of mobile Internet speeds in South Africa?
  • Do you have an Android phone?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, sign up for our study now!

Research ICT Africa is conducting a study in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology to measure the quality of broadband services in South Africa.

Am I eligible for the study?

You’re eligible for the study if you have an Android phone.

What do I have to do if I sign up?

Download and install My Speed Test by GTNoise our speed test on your Android phone. Go here to install the app:
Otherwise, scan the QR code above!

What do I get out of it?

Your data will help us learn about mobile speeds in South Africa.

 You also have a chance of winning a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini 8GB! However, only those conducting at least 3 speed tests per month until July 2013 will be elegible to win the Smart Phone. The more tests you run per month, the greater chance you have of winning the phone. Please be aware that each test can use 5-10 MB of data and running the 3 tests on the same day in the morning (between 7am-2pm) in the arternoon (between 2pm and 7pm) and in the evening (between 7pm and 7am) is preferable.

Where can I get more information?
If you’re interested and want more details, please contact us on

Download the FAQ on the mobile broadband quality of service study.