South African ADSL ISPs with the fastest download speeds

The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that RSAWEB had the fastest average ADSL download speed over the past month, while Axxess had the highest average VDSL download speed.

MyBroadband’s speed test servers use Ookla’s platform and are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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

MyBroadband filters speed tests based on network information from Internet service providers to ensure accurate results which reflect real-world conditions.

The tables below show the highest average ADSL and VDSL speeds by ISP.

Top ADSL ISPs
Rank ISP Download Speed Upload Speed
1 RSAWEB 6.6 Mbps 0.66 Mbps
2 Axxess 4.02 Mbps 0.54 Mbps
3 Afrihost 4.01 Mbps 0.53 Mbps
4 MTN 4.01 Mbps 0.53 Mbps
5 Internet Solutions 3.8 Mbps 0.51 Mbps
6 Vox Telecom 3.73 Mbps 1.29 Mbps
7 XDSL 3.66 Mbps 0.45 Mbps
8 Cybersmart 3.33 Mbps 0.47 Mbps
9 Telkom 3.15 Mbps 0.5 Mbps
10 MWEB 2.98 Mbps 0.44 Mbps
Top VDSL ISPs
Rank ISP Download Speed Upload Speed
1 Axxess 27.18 Mbps 2.44 Mbps
2 MWEB 17.28 Mbps 1.44 Mbps
3 Afrihost 13.92 Mbps 1.07 Mbps
4 Internet Solutions 11.93 Mbps 1.11 Mbps
5 Telkom 11.57 Mbps 1.57 Mbps

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