Stellenbosch tops South African fixed broadband rankings

MyBroadband has released its Q1 2018 speed test statistics, which show that Stellenbosch is the suburb in South Africa with the highest broadband speed.

The statistics used are based on over 1 million speed tests which were performed on MyBroadband’s HTML5 web-based speed test platform between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

MyBroadband’s 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 10Gbps connection to the MyBroadband Speed Test platform.

The speed tests include fixed-line, wireless, and mobile connections from ISPs, which means the results are representative of multiple technologies.

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Speed Test results

The results reveal that the average download speed in South Africa is 14.1Mbps, while the average upload speed is 9.4Mbps.

Stellenbosch is the suburb with the highest average download speed at 78Mbps, followed by Edenvale at 54Mbps and Highlands North at 39Mbps.

The table below provides a list of the top broadband suburbs, ranked according to average download speed.

Only suburbs with 500 tests or more were considered for the list.

Broadband Speeds
Suburb Province Download (kbps) Upload (kbps) Latency (ms)
Stellenbosch Western Cape 77,869 83,637 81
Edenvale Gauteng 54,372 65,836 68
Highlands North Gauteng 39,382 26,700 31
Centurion Gauteng 36,996 24,536 76
Northcliff Gauteng 31,620 21,593 31
Umhlanga Rocks KwaZulu-Natal 29,284 26,995 51
Constantia Kloof Gauteng 26,533 18,246 58
Paulshof Gauteng 26,458 23,977 21
Durban South KwaZulu-Natal 25,481 14,475 95
Potchefstroom North West 25,077 28,072 85
Sandton Gauteng 24,924 16,544 87
Goodwood Western Cape 22,600 19,482 69
Randburg Gauteng 21,504 14,546 61
Bloemfontein Free State 21,055 11,553 105
Midrand Gauteng 20,882 15,423 103
Sandton Gauteng 19,963 16,931 64
Johannesburg CBD Gauteng 19,566 13,499 87
Cape Town CBD Western Cape 18,891 11,467 69
Germiston Gauteng 18,848 14,870 99
Greenside Gauteng 18,847 12,267 77
Durban CBD KwaZulu-Natal 18,243 9,534 99

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