Mobile broadband shootout: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom

MyBroadband’s latest broadband survey shows that Telkom is the best mobile broadband service in South Africa.

For the survey, MyBroadband partnered with Dr. Liezel Korf to ensure accurate results and high-quality research.

The Q2 2016 survey was completed by 4,267 South African broadband subscribers.

To avoid duplicate entries and survey manipulation, a unique token system was used where only invited users were allowed to complete the survey.

The surveyed users are all part of the MyBroadband community, and are therefore typically IT professionals and tech-savvy individuals.

Mobile broadband providers with the most loyal subscribers

To test subscribers’ satisfaction with their broadband service, they were asked one question: How likely is it that you would recommend your current broadband service to a friend or colleague?

A 10-point scale was used to rate the likelihood of a user recommending their service – where 0 is not at all likely, and 10 is extremely likely.

Known as the Net Promoter Score, the results of this question provide a good measure of the loyalty of consumers towards their providers.

The table below provides a summary of the results. It should be noted that services marked with an asterisk (*) had a low number of respondents, which can result in less representative figures.

Mobile Broadband Services
Provider Mean Score
Telkom Mobile 7.46
Cell C Mobile 7.00
Vodacom Mobile 6.47
MTN Mobile 5.89
Mobile Broadband ISPs
Provider Mean Score
MWEB Mobile* 8.67
Axxess Mobile* 8.50
Afrihost Mobile* 7.88

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