Best broadband speeds in South Africa

MyBroadband’s latest speed test results show that Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom’s LTE services produce the highest average mobile broadband speeds in South Africa. When looking at fixed broadband services, Telkom’s 40Mbps VDSL service reigns supreme.

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 broadband speed tests based on network information from the service providers.

Over the last month 53,551 South African speed test were performed on MyBroadband’s speed test platform.

The average download speed over the last 30 days was 5,573kbps, and the average upload speed was 2,225kbps.

The tables below show the average broadband speeds of South Africa’s most popular broadband connections.

Wireless broadband speeds
Rank Service Download Speed Upload Speed
1 Vodacom LTE 26.28 Mbps 5.83 Mbps
2 MTN LTE 22.33 Mbps 3.98 Mbps
3 Telkom LTE 11.1 Mbps 2.54 Mbps
4 Cell C 3G 4.84 Mbps 1.15 Mbps
5 Vodacom 3G 4.39 Mbps 1.26 Mbps
6 Cell C LTE 3.28 Mbps 1.07 Mbps
7 MTN 3G 3.23 Mbps 0.92 Mbps
8 Telkom 3G 3.1 Mbps 0.94 Mbps
9 Neotel CDMA 0.78 Mbps 0.3 Mbps
10 iBurst Wireless 0.53 Mbps 0.19 Mbps
Fixed broadband speeds
Rank ISP Service Download Speed Upload Speed
1 Cybersmart VDSL 40Mbps 38.23 Mbps 2.81 Mbps
2 Telkom VDSL 40Mbps 36.17 Mbps 2.54 Mbps
3 Internet Solutions VDSL 40Mbps 31.08 Mbps 2.49 Mbps
4 Afrihost VDSL 40Mbps 30.63 Mbps 2.78 Mbps
5 Vox VDSL 40Mbps 29.73 Mbps 2.4 Mbps
6 Cybersmart VDSL 20Mbps 18.74 Mbps 1.88 Mbps
7 Telkom VDSL 20Mbps 15.82 Mbps 1.05 Mbps
8 MWEB VDSL 40Mbps 15.78 Mbps 1.84 Mbps
9 Internet Solutions VDSL 20Mbps 15.35 Mbps 1.02 Mbps
10 Afrihost VDSL 20Mbps 15.01 Mbps 1.14 Mbps

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