Best broadband suburbs in South Africa

Ookla’s Net Index reveals the suburbs in South Africa with the highest average broadband speeds

December 23, 2010
Best broadband suburbs in South Africa

In May 2010 Ookla, the global leader in web-based network diagnostic applications, launched their Net Index, a site designed to foster public research, analysis and discussion of broadband penetration and performance.

South Africa forms part of the broadband index, and currently ranks 85th worldwide in terms of download speeds.

Best broadband suburbs in South Africa

Ookla’s Broadband Index drills down the average speeds to suburbs within a country, and according to the Speedtest.net results obtained by analyzing test data from 184,442 tests between 14 November 2010 and 13 December 2010, Soweto is the best broadband suburb with an average downlink speed of 4.22 Mbps.

Roodepoort is placed second with an average speed of 4 Mbps and Midrand third with a downlink speed of 3.83 Mbps.

The following table provides an overview of the Top 10 broadband suburbs in South Africa according to the Ookla Net Index. It should be noted that city ranking requires at least 1,000 unique IP addresses for a given city or suburb.

Best Broadband Suburbs
Suburb Speed
Soweto 4.22 Mbps
Roodepoort 4.00 Mbps
Midrand 3.83 Mbps
Belville 3.72 Mbps
Sandton 3.51 Mbps
Cape Town 3.23 Mbps
Germiston 3.17 Mbps
Parow 3.16 Mbps
Johannesburg 3.13 Mbps
Kempton Park 2.96 Mbps

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