Top broadband speeds in South Africa

The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that Telkom Mobile and Vodacom’s LTE service provide the highest peak download speeds in South Africa.

MyBroadband’s speed test server is hosted at Teraco/NapAfrica to ensure it offers a neutral testing environment.

NAPAfrica provides all network operators present at its peering points with free 1Gbps connections to the MyBroadband speed test platform.

MyBroadband’s speed test platform has become the preferred speed testing server for many broadband users in South Africa, with 80,000 tests performed over the last month.

The latest statistics show that the average download over the last month speed is 7908kbps, and the average upload speed is 2310kbps.

Top 10 broadband speed tests performed

When looking at the 10 fastest broadband speed tests performed over the last 30 days, Telkom Mobile and Vodacom’s LTE connections reign supreme.

The following table provides the top 10 speed tests (hence peak speeds) in June 2014.

It should be noted that this table only contains test results from broadband connections (core network tests and other non-broadband tests are therefore filtered out).

Service Testing server Download Speed (kbps) Upload Speed (kbps) Latency (ms)
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 91523 5450 25
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 70407 6769 40
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 69083 6713 42
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 67653 6663 43
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 65887 5438 17
Telkom Mobile LTE Cape Town 61000 4566 61
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 57817 6918 44
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 57258 3857 26
Vodacom LTE Johannesburg 55485 15874 32
Vodacom LTE Johannesburg 54390 16077 28

Top broadband speeds per service/network

The following table shows the top speeds achieved per broadband connection type.

Service Testing server Download Speed (kbps) Upload Speed (kbps) Latency (ms)
Telkom Mobile LTE Johannesburg 91523 5450 25
Vodacom LTE Johannesburg 55485 15874 32
MTN LTE Johannesburg 47538 14927 47
Telkom 40Mbps VDSL (ISP = IS) Johannesburg 39058 2786 16
Telkom 20Mbps VDSL (ISP = Telkom) Johannesburg 19675 698 23
Cell C 3G Johannesburg 17005 2269 39
Telkom Mobile 3G Johannesburg 14830 2355 74
Telkom ADSL (ISP = Telkom) Johannesburg 9805 732 27
Neotel CDMA Johannesburg 2356 435 171
iBurst Wireless Johannesburg 1998 579 200

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