Fastest ADSL and VDSL ISPs in South Africa

The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that RSAWEB had the fastest average ADSL download speed over the past month.

Afrihost had the highest average VDSL download speed.

MyBroadband’s speed test servers use Ookla’s platform and are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Through NAPAfrica, all network operators at its peering points are provided with a free 1Gbps connection to the MyBroadband speed test platform.

MyBroadband filters speed tests based on network information from Internet service providers to ensure accurate results which reflect real-world conditions.

The tables below show the highest average ADSL and VDSL speeds from local ISPs, based on over 11,000 speed tests.


Rank ISP Download Speed Upload Speed
1 RSAWEB 8.32 Mbps 0.82 Mbps
2 MTN 7.55 Mbps 0.79 Mbps
3 XDSL 5.77 Mbps 0.54 Mbps
4 Axxess 4.04 Mbps 0.54 Mbps
5 Cybersmart 3.9 Mbps 0.55 Mbps
6 Afrihost 3.79 Mbps 0.53 Mbps
7 Internet Solutions 3.71 Mbps 0.5 Mbps
8 MWEB 3.23 Mbps 0.47 Mbps
9 Telkom 3.15 Mbps 0.53 Mbps
10 Vox Telecom 2.57 Mbps 0.42 Mbps


Rank ISP Download Speed Upload Speed
1 Afrihost 17.81 Mbps 1.71 Mbps
2 Axxess 15.71 Mbps 1.61 Mbps
3 Internet Solutions 13.08 Mbps 2.31 Mbps
4 MWEB 10.64 Mbps 1.03 Mbps
5 Telkom 10.23 Mbps 1.66 Mbps
6 Cybersmart 4.91 Mbps 0.56 Mbps

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