South African Universities with the best broadband speeds

MyBroadband’s Speed Test results show that the University of Stellenbosch had the highest peak broadband speed among local universities in October.

MyBroadband’s HTML5 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.

These speed test servers were recently upgraded to support speeds of up to 10Gbps, which shows in the latest university speed test results.

In October, 259,000 speed tests were conducted on the MyBroadband Speed Test platform.

According to the results, the University of Stellenbosch had a peak broadband speed of 2.87Gbps.

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

South African Universities
University Test Location Download (kbps) Upload (kbps)
University of Stellenbosch Stellenbosch 2,874,602 838,859
North West University Potchefstroom 2,245,674 1,331,251
University of Johannesburg Johannesburg 998,800 995,500
University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Johannesburg 846,734 729,355
University of the Free State Bloemfontein 819,486 650,903
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Port Elizabeth 722,048 397,883
University of Pretoria Pretoria 653,590 515,389
University of South Africa Pretoria 471,127 102,856
Technikon Pretoria Pretoria 298,509 447,963
University of Venda Thohoyandou 178,190 287,476
University of Kwazulu-Natal Durban 159,803 64,067
University of the Western Cape Bellville 95,445 51,913
University of Cape Town Cape Town 95,287 23,436
Rhodes University Grahamstown 92,969 92,728
Cape Technikon Cape Town 2,761 5,236

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South African Universities with the best broadband speeds