Best broadband providers in South Africa

Ookla’s latest Net Index statistics shows which ISPs in the country give the best broadband speeds

December 21, 2010
Best broadband providers in South Africa

Speedtest.net has become the de-facto standard to test broadband speeds across the world, and Ookla – the company behind Speedtest.net – launched their Net Index, a site which publishes results from their speed tests.

Ookla’s Net Index provides a variety of services, including download and upload speed indexes, broadband quality scores and rankings, assessing broadband pricing and providing broadband value and promise stats.

One of the more interesting statistics about South Africa is the ranking of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa according to download speed.

According to the results from 184,442 Speedtest.net tests between 14 November 2010 and 13 December 2010, Cell C is the best service provider with an average download speed of 4.62 Mbps. Web Africa is second with 2.81 Mbps and Telkom third with 2.54 Mbps.

The following table provides an overview of the top ISPs in the country according to Ookla’s Net Index.

SA’s Top ISPs according to Ookla’s Net Index
Service Provider Average Download Speed
Cell C 4.62 Mbps
Web Africa 2.81 Mbps
Telkom 2.54 Mbps
Internet Solutions 2.53 Mbps
Vodacom 2.38 Mbps
MWEB Connect 2.11 Mbps
MTN NS 1.88 Mbps

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