Best mobile network in South Africa

MyBroadband’s Android and iOS Speed Test app results show that Vodacom has the highest average mobile data speeds in South Africa.

MyBroadband’s free Speed Test app for Android was launched in April, and offers users an easy and ad-free way to test their Internet connection.

The iOS Speed Test app was launched in June, providing the same functionality to iPhone and iPad users.

Over the last quarter – April to June 2017 – 109,545 speed tests were conducted using the MyBroadband apps.

Of these tests, 53,162 came from the Vodacom network, 31,694 from MTN, 14,419 from Cell C, and 10,270 from Telkom.

The majority of the tests were conducted in metropolitan areas.

The results

The Speed Test app results show that Vodacom had the highest average download speed at 28.7Mbps, followed by MTN on 26.2Mbps.

The charts below show the average download speed, upload speed, and latency of the four mobile operators.



Where the tests were conducted

The images below show where the MyBroadband Speed Test app tests were conducted.

South Africa


Cape Town



Now read: Top 20 mobile broadband speeds recorded in South Africa

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