South African University speed test showdown

MyBroadband has released its Q1 2018 speed test results, which show that the University of Stellenbosch had the highest peak broadband speed among South African universities.

The statistics used for this survey are based on over 1 million speed tests which were performed on MyBroadband’s 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.

According to the results, the University of Stellenbosch had a peak broadband speed of 2.13Gbps.

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The table below shows the South African university peak speeds, ranked according to download speed.

University Download (kbps) Upload (kbps)
University of Stellenbosch 2,132,832 742,096
North West University 1,426,503 634,769
University of Pretoria 945,471 587,366
University of the Witwatersrand 936,667 232,522
University of the Free State 921,405 486,194
Rhodes University 879,763 477,227
Monash University South Africa 864,338 899,874
Tshwane University of Technology 852,415 439,278
University of Cape Town 850,957 97,622
Cape Peninsula University of Technology 572,232 493,475
University of the North 565,963 250,549
University of South Africa 449,435 20,009
University of KwaZulu-Natal 371,987 163,365
University of Johannesburg 287,239 853,893
University of Limpopo 171,204 69,225
Mangosuthu University Of Technology 93,922 94,412
Walter Sisulu University 33,054 30,306
University of the Western Cape 24,122 18,254
University of Fort Hare 3,937 3,820

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South African University speed test showdown