The latest MyBroadband speed test results revealed that residents in Midstream Estate, Centurion, and Umhlanga Rocks enjoy the highest average broadband speeds in South Africa.
These results are based on 1.048 million speed tests which were performed using MyBroadband’s Android speed test app during the lockdown.
For this report, only suburbs where a minimum of 100 households performed speed tests were eligible for inclusion.
The results showed that Midstream Estate had the highest average download speed at 42Mbps.
Midstream Estate is located between Centurion and Midrand, with excellent connectivity options for residents.
Supersonic and Openserve offer fibre connections with speeds of up to 200Mbps, while Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Rain have LTE coverage in the area. Rain and Vodacom also have 5G coverage.
The results further showed that eighteen of the top 20 suburbs are in Gauteng. The only exceptions are Umhlanga Rocks in Kwazulu-Natal and Camps Bay in the Western Cape.
This is not surprising as most fibre operators like Vumatel and Openserve initially focussed their fibre rollouts in Gauteng. Most suburbs in Gauteng subsequently have fibre connections.
Mobile operators like Rain, Vodacom, and MTN also focussed on Gauteng for their initial 4G and 5G rollouts.
Therefore households which cannot get fibre typically have 4G or 5G coverage, which also offer high speeds.
Suburbs with the highest broadband speeds in South Africa
The table below provides an overview of the suburbs with the highest download speeds in South Africa.
|Suburbs with the highest broadband speeds in South Africa|
|Suburb||Province||Download Speed (Mbps)||Upload Speed (Mbps)||Latency (ms)|
|Camps Bay||Western Cape||29.74||23.65||68|