The South African ISP with the highest speed

MyBroadband’s Q4 2019 fixed-broadband speed test results reveal that CipherWave, Supersonic, and Cool Ideas are the Internet service providers (ISPs) with the highest average speeds.

These rankings are based on 390,530 speed tests which were performed using the MyBroadband Android and iOS speed test apps.

The ISP speed rankings excluded all mobile speed tests which were not performed on a fixed-broadband connection.

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.

South African ISPs with the highest average speed

The table below provides an overview of the average speed per ISP, ranked according to download speed.

It should be noted that the average speed can encompass a variety of technologies, including wireless, ADSL, VDSL, and fibre.

An ISP with predominantly ADSL and low-end fibre subscribers is therefore at a big disadvantage when compared to a fibre-only ISP.

ISP Speed Rankings
ISP Download Speed (Mbps) Upload Speed (Mbps) Latency (ms)
CipherWave 26.824 23.365 17
Supersonic 25.681 25.026 28
Cool Ideas 23.742 19.872 26
RSAWeb 23.387 16.705 19
Afrihost 22.439 16.271 20
MTN fixed-LTE 20.577 13.533 63
Webafrica 20.326 14.402 26
Vox 18.960 14.456 36
Vodacom fixed-LTE 18.120 13.208 46
Rain fixed-LTE and 5G 14.668 7.222 64
Axxess 14.287 10.525 44
Seacom 14.248 14.514 50
MWEB 12.602 6.933 51
BITCO 12.249 12.167 78
Cybersmart 11.638 9.976 54
Telkom 9.184 3.597 62
Internet Solutions 8.733 8.456 72
Herotel 6.048 3.628 67

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