South Africa nails United States in mobile speeds

MyBroadband recently travelled to the United States, and tested the mobile broadband speeds in New York and New Jersey.

The tests were conducted on the Verizon Wireless and AT&T networks, with the majority of tests conducted in cities and on major roads.

The peak download speed recorded was 138Mbps, which was achieved on Verizon Wireless in New York City.

The average download speed was 19.57Mbps, the average upload speed was 6.98Mbps, and the average latency was 48ms.

A comparable testing environment in South Africa is using Vodacom and MTN’s mobile speeds in Gauteng.

The latest speed test data from MyBroadband’s Speed Test app shows that the average download speed in Gauteng is 30.17Mbps on MTN and Vodacom – much higher than Verizon Wireless and AT&T in the US.

Vodacom and MTN are known for their high-quality networks in South Africa, and the table below shows that this reputation is justified.

Mobile Broadband Speeds
Country Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed Average Latency
South Africa (Vodacom and MTN) 30.17Mbps 15.48Mbps 32ms
United States (Verizon and AT&T) 19.57Mbps 6.98Mbps 48ms

Now read: Vodacom and MTN will be able to offer 1Gbps speeds

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South Africa nails United States in mobile speeds