SA suburbs with the top broadband speeds

The latest Ookla Net Index statistics show that Brits has the highest average broadband speed in South Africa at 11.7Mbps, followed by Sandton, and Midrand.

The Net Index website, which uses data from millions of recent test results from, shows that the average download speed in South Africa is 4.34Mbps. This is up from 4.03Mbps two months ago.

While South Africa’s average broadband speed is steadily increasing, it is still significantly lower than the global average of 15.85Mbps.

The latest Net Index statistics further showed that there is not a single suburb in South Africa with an average broadband speed higher than the global average.

The top broadband suburbs in South Africa based on download speed are:

  1. Brits – 11.75Mbps
  2. Sandton – 9.94Mbps
  3. Midrand – 7.69Mbps
  4. Rustenburg – 7.08Mbps
  5. Nelspruit – 5.79Mbps
  6. Randburg – 5.43Mbps
  7. Johannesburg – 4.96Mbps
  8. Pretoria – 4.45Mbps
  9. Fietas – 4.44Mbps
  10. Randfontein – 4.43Mbps

When looking at the suburbs with the highest upload speeds Brits reigned supreme again with 11.17Mbps.

The symmetrical nature of the broadband speeds in Brits, and the small size of the town, points to a new broadband service in the town which was regularly tested.

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