Fastest wireless broadband connections in SA

The latest MyBroadband speed test results shows that MTN’s LTE and Vodacom’s 3G networks provided the highest average speeds.

MyBroadband revamped its speed test platform in August 2013, offering more speed test server locations and moving the platform to Teraco and NAPAfrica’s vendor neutral data centres.

Over the last month 90,754 speed tests were performed on MyBroadband’s speed test platform.

The results show an average download speed of 8.88Mbps and an average upload speed of 1.97Mbps.

When the results are filtered to only include mobile broadband connections, it shows that MTN’s LTE service outperformed its competitors.

The following table shows the average speeds for all mobile and wireless broadband connections – taken on 20 January 2014.

Rank ISP Service Download Speed Upload Speed
1 MTN MTN LTE 33.89 Mbps 8.48 Mbps
2 Vodacom Vodacom 3G 15.01 Mbps 1.62 Mbps
3 MTN MTN 3G 14.64 Mbps 1.48 Mbps
4 Vodacom Vodacom LTE 11.51 Mbps 6.29 Mbps
5 8ta 8ta LTE 11.12 Mbps 2.59 Mbps
6 Cell C Cell C LTE 4.24 Mbps 0.92 Mbps
7 8ta 8ta 3G 3.01 Mbps 1.12 Mbps
8 Cell C Cell C 3G 2.67 Mbps 0.94 Mbps
9 Neotel CDMA Neotel CDMA 0.8 Mbps 0.32 Mbps
10 iBurst Wireless iBurst Wireless 0.48 Mbps 0.17 Mbps

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