Top broadband speed tests in South Africa

MyBroadband’s latest speed test results show that Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C’s LTE services produce the highest peak broadband speeds in the country.

MyBroadband’s speed test service uses Ookla’s platform, and is hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral hosting facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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

To ensure that only valid results are recorded, MyBroadband filters the broadband speed tests based on network information from the service providers.

Over the last month there were 54,349 speed tests performed on the MyBroadband speed test servers.

The average download speed over the last 30 days was 7,225kbps, while the average upload speed was 2,505kbps.

Peak broadband speed tests

The top 10 peak broadband speed test results over the last month came from Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C’s LTE services.

The top broadband speed measured was from Vodacom’s LTE service at 86.91Mbps, followed by another Vodacom LTE test at 74.94Mbps, and an MTN LTE test at 70.28Mbps.

The following table provides an overview of the top 10 speed test results over the last 30 days.

Rank Service Download Speed Upload Speed
1 Vodacom LTE 86.91Mbps 8.04Mbps
2 Vodacom LTE 74.94Mbps 10.35Mbps
3 MTN LTE 70.28Mbps 1.92Mbps
4 Cell C LTE 67.94Mbps 19.47Mbps
5 Cell C LTE 67.88Mbps 19.52Mbps
6 Cell C LTE 67.82Mbps 19.36Mbps
7 Cell C LTE 67.82Mbps 19.4Mbps
8 Cell C LTE 67.79Mbps 19.36Mbps
9 Cell C LTE 67.69Mbps 19.56Mbps
10 Cell C LTE 67.68Mbps 19.53Mbps

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