The fastest ISP in South Africa

The January 2018 MyBroadband Speed Test results reveal that BitCo offers the highest average download speed, followed by iConnect and Vodacom.

The results are based on over 310,000 speed tests performed on MyBroadband’s HTML 5 speed test platform.

The speed tests include fixed-line, wireless, and mobile connections from ISPs, which means they can be representative of multiple technologies for a single ISP.

An ISP which mainly offers 4Mbps ADSL products, for example, will be at a disadvantage against an ISP which only offers fibre services.

11.75Mbps

According to the results, the average download speed in South Africa is 11.75Mbps, while the average upload speed is 6.9Mbps.

The highest recorded result came from Converged Telecoms, which clocked a peak download speed of 4.3Gbps.

The table below provides an overview of the average download speeds, upload speeds, and latency of South Africa’s prominent ISPs.

Only ISPs with a minimum of 1,000 tests were considered for the results.

Many ISPs have multiple IP ranges under different names, which is why certain ISPs appear twice in the list.

Average Broadband Performance
ISP Number of Tests Download (kbps) Upload (kbps) Latency (ms)
BitCo 2,681 39,876 40,211 48
iConnect 2,198 33,397 22,262 60
Vodacom 8,635 30,335 11,121 67
MTN SA 6,028 28,695 13,922 59
Vox 7,633 20,399 13,671 95
Afrihost 1,392 18,052 9,351 40
Metrofibre Networx 1,671 17,820 15,080 69
Cell C 4,473 16,594 12,101 67
Seacom 1,866 16,539 15,467 30
WIRUlink 1,879 13,510 8,022 60
Sonic Telecoms 4,953 13,497 6,836 34
Rain 9,302 12,490 6,400 69
Vodacom Business 1,085 12,290 11,432 96
Cybersmart 3,209 11,327 7,136 123
Skyfi Internet Solutions 1,062 10,327 7,195 64
Internet Solutions 11,133 10,086 6,607 111
Liquid Telecom 14,099 7,850 5,985 78
RMS Powertronics (Mobile Torque) 1,319 7,843 9,024 43
Telkom 4,375 7,571 4,813 95
Axxess 8,203 6,993 2,856 127
Optinet 9,245 6,813 2,798 164
Telkom Internet 78,157 6,591 2,345 138
Afrihost 13,390 6,482 2,429 166
Jenny Internet 1,451 5,745 4,042 54
Snowball Effect 1,956 5,336 2,376 74
MWEB 4,399 4,679 1,635 192
Trusc Group 1,323 4,482 2,348 69
Xpressnet 1,331 3,456 2,904 78
Breedenet 1,825 3,304 1,743 116

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