Top broadband, ADSL ISP speeds in South Africa

MyBroadband revamped its South African internet connection testing platform in August, offering more speed test server locations and offering a neutral testing environment (MyBroadband speed test here).

The whole MyBroadband speed test platform was moved to Teraco and NAPAfrica‘s vendor neutral data centres. This ensures a neutral testing environment.

NAPAfrica further provides all network operators with free 1Gbps connections to the MyBroadband speed test platform, which means that they can optimise their performance without incurring any costs.

MyBroadband speed test results

Over the last month broadband users across South Africa performed 88,628 tests, with an average download speed of 9.6Mbps and an average upload speed of 2.3Mbps.

It should be noted that these statistics include test results from business connections, test networks and even core networks.

For the broadband results listed below, filtering is performed to eliminate results which do not come from broadband services.

Top broadband speeds

The highest broadband speed per broadband connection (hence peak speed) since the speed test server was moved to the Teraco/NAPAfrica environment are listed in the table below.

Top broadband speeds
Network Service Download speed
MTN LTE 71.1Mbps
Afrihost VDSL 40Mbps 32.9Mbps
Telkom Mobile LTE 32.9Mbps
Vodacom LTE 30.6Mbps
Vodacom 3G 25.0Mbps
MTN 3G 24.9Mbps
Telkom VDSL 20Mbps 19.6Mbps
Telkom Mobile 3G 15.9Mbps
Cell C 3G 11.6Mbps
Afrihost ADSL 10Mbps 9.86Mbps
Neotel CDMA 2.73Mbps
iBurst iBurst Wireless 1.97Mbps

Highest average ADSL speeds

The following table provides an overview of ISP accounts which provided the highest average speeds on a 10Mbps ADSL connection.

Average speeds on a 10Mbps ADSL connection
Rank ISP account Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
1 Vox ADSL 7.72 Mbps 0.76 Mbps
2 Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL 7.69 Mbps 0.84 Mbps
3 FNB Connect ADSL 6.97 Mbps 0.67 Mbps
4 Vox Fishbone ADSL 6.65 Mbps 0.74 Mbps
5 Afrihost ADSL 6.55 Mbps 0.69 Mbps
6 Telkom ADSL 6.38 Mbps 0.66 Mbps
7 Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL 6.34 Mbps 0.7 Mbps
8 Web Africa Static IP ADSL 6.14 Mbps 0.91 Mbps
9 Cybersmart capped and business ADSL 5.94 Mbps 0.58 Mbps
10 MWEB ADSL 5.82 Mbps 0.62 Mbps

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