Top 20 broadband speeds in South Africa

The January 2016 MyBroadband speed test results show that Seacom’s fibre service has the highest average speed, followed by fibre provider Bitco.

MyBroadband’s speed test servers use Ookla’s NetGauge platform, and are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres to ensure a neutral testing environment.

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

With 53,269 broadband tests last month, the MyBroadband speed test platform is a popular destination for South Africans to gauge their Internet services.

Average broadband speeds in South Africa

The table below details the average broadband speed per connection type and ISP recorded over the last month.

Rank ISP Service Download Speed Upload Speed
1 SEACOM Fibre 659.33 Mbps 663.22 Mbps
2 BitCo Fibre 182.24 Mbps 173.06 Mbps
3 Cool Ideas Fibre 89.3 Mbps 23.29 Mbps
4 iConnect Fibre 49.92 Mbps 52.69 Mbps
5 MTN Mobile 45.98 Mbps 17.9 Mbps
6 Vodacom Mobile 20.41 Mbps 6.68 Mbps
7 MTN Business VDSL 19.68 Mbps 3.12 Mbps
8 Internet Solutions VDSL 19.04 Mbps 2.1 Mbps
9 Telkom VDSL 16.38 Mbps 1.64 Mbps
10 Cybersmart VDSL 16.19 Mbps 1.5 Mbps
11 Telkom Fixed LTE 14.73 Mbps 3.43 Mbps
12 MWEB VDSL 10.37 Mbps 1.01 Mbps
13 Telkom Mobile 9.6 Mbps 2.56 Mbps
14 MTN Business Fibre 7.86 Mbps 8.64 Mbps
15 Cell C Mobile 6.54 Mbps 2.85 Mbps
16 Vox Telecom ADSL 5.15 Mbps 0.82 Mbps
17 Internet Solutions ADSL 4.32 Mbps 0.57 Mbps
18 Cybersmart ADSL 3.41 Mbps 0.46 Mbps
19 Telkom ADSL 3.21 Mbps 0.51 Mbps
20 MTN Business ADSL 3.13 Mbps 4.07 Mbps

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