South African University broadband speed shootout

MyBroadband’s Speed Test results show that the North West University has the highest peak broadband speed among local universities.

MyBroadband’s HTML 5 speed test servers 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.

The platform was designed to be lightweight and easy to use on mobile devices.

In July, 188,270 speed tests were conducted on the MyBroadband Speed Test platform. According to the results, the North West University had a peak broadband speed of 783Mbps.

The Technikon Pretoria (Tshwane University of Technology) ranked second at 478Mbps, and the University of the Free State third on 420Mbps.

The table below shows the South African university peak speed results.

South African Universities
University Download (kbps) Upload (kbps) Latency (ms)
North West University 783,394 483,674 22
Technikon Pretoria 478,477 645,409 4
University of the Free State 420,002 353,585 20
Cape Technikon 341,671 94,926 22
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 295,356 489,733 28
University of South Africa 254,711 27,299 12
University of Pretoria 249,674 321,678 10
University of Johannesburg 248,023 155,773 6
Vaal University of Technology 200,734 198,449 7
University of the Western Cape 95,711 94,867 2
Mangosuthu University of Technology 94,102 94,616 13
University of Cape Town 89,494 82,776 2
University of Venda 67,928 38,218 19
University of Fort Hare 3,824 3,663 53
Technikon SA 1,640 19,951 189

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