Suburbs with the highest Internet speeds in South Africa

The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that people in Sandton, Benoni, and Midrand enjoy the highest average broadband speeds.

These results are based on Wi-Fi tests performed using MyBroadband’s free Android Speed Test App between 1 October and 31 December 2018.

The Speed Test App is ad-free and allows users to test the download speed, upload speed, and latency of their Internet connection.

Over the last three months 305,430 Wi-Fi tests were performed using the MyBroadband Android Speed Test App.

This high number of tests provides a good overview of the performance of broadband connections in South Africa.

Between October and December last year, the average download speed in South Africa was 10.1Mbps, while the average upload speed was 6.1Mbps.

Suburbs with highest Internet speeds

The table below shows the average Internet connection speed per suburb, ranked according to download speed.

The speeds are closely linked to the average broadband speeds in the country, as most Wi-Fi connections are linked to a fixed-broadband connection.

Average Internet Connection Speed
Suburb Province Download (Mbps) Upload (Mbps)
Sandton Gauteng 34.739 27.613
Benoni Gauteng 34.304 32.324
Midrand Gauteng 31.936 73.279
Stellenbosch Western Cape 31.191 37.844
Sundowner Gauteng 30.699 14.558
Randpark Ridge Gauteng 29.109 29.633
Arcadia Gauteng 28.019 7.811
Parktown Gauteng 27.555 21.205
Camps Bay Western Cape 27.274 23.367
Rivonia Gauteng 25.909 30.898
Broadacres Gauteng 25.760 25.387
Greenside Gauteng 25.551 10.582
Morningside Gauteng 25.461 17.358
Midstream Estate Gauteng 25.312 21.130
Bruma Gauteng 25.256 21.290
Sea Point Western Cape 24.386 16.507
Boksburg Gauteng 24.202 9.812
Yzerfontein Western Cape 24.195 10.262
Northcliff Gauteng 24.185 13.841
Van Riebeeck Park Gauteng 23.814 17.069

MyBroadband speed test partnership

MyBroadband’s mobile network speed tests were made possible by a partnership with Huawei, which sponsored the project for Q4 2018.

As a leader in the mobile device and networking market, MyBroadband is honoured to have Huawei as a partner for its mobile speed test project.

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