Best mobile broadband service in South Africa

MyBroadband conducted its latest broadband survey in February 2014, which showed that Telkom Mobile’s 3G and LTE products were the top rated mobile services in South Africa.

The survey was successfully completed by 5,356 South African broadband users, who rated their mobile broadband service on cost, reliability, performance, support, billing and overall satisfaction.

The survey therefore tested users’ satisfaction and perception of their mobile broadband service, rather than the actual performance of the service.

The broadband survey used a unique token system through which only invited users were allowed to complete the survey. This eliminated multiple responses from one person and ensured more accurate results.

The following table provides an overview of the results of the broadband survey, with scores out of 10.

Type Value Reliability Down Up Lat Support Billing Overall Ave
Telkom Mobile LTE 7.3 7.6 7.8 6.8 7.1 6.3 6.9 7.3 7.2
Telkom Mobile 3G 8.2 7.1 6.7 6.0 5.8 5.9 7.4 7.1 6.8
Cell C 3G 7.5 6.1 6.2 5.5 5.6 5.8 7.2 6.4 6.3
MTN LTE 6.1 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.7 6.3
Vodacom LTE 5.4 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.5 6.0 6.2 6.1 5.9
MTN 3G 5.7 5.9 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.2 6.3 5.8 5.5
Vodacom 3G 5.2 5.8 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.5 6.0 5.6 5.5
Reseller ISPs
Afrihost Mobile 8.2 7.7 7.1 6.6 6.2 8.0 8.6 7.9 7.5
MWEB Mobile 6.8 6.4 6.2 6.3 6.2 7.6 7.4 7.1 6.8

Value = Value for money, Down = Download, Up = Upload, Lat = Latency, Overall = Overall satisfaction, Ave = Average

Will you recommend your broadband service to a friend?

As part of the survey users were asked “How likely is it that you would recommend your current broadband provider or broadband service to a friend or colleague.”

Customers were asked to rate their likelihood of recommending their mobile service on a 1 to 10 rating scale, with the results listed below.

Service Average score (/10) Description
Telkom Mobile 3G 8 Satisfied but unenthusiastic customers
Telkom Mobile LTE 8 Satisfied but unenthusiastic customers
Cell C 3G 6 Unhappy customers
Vodacom LTE 6 Unhappy customers
MTN LTE 6 Unhappy customers
Vodacom 3G 5 Unhappy customers
MTN 3G 5 Unhappy customers
Reseller ISPs
Afrihost Mobile 8 Satisfied but unenthusiastic customers
MWEB Mobile 7 Satisfied but unenthusiastic customers

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