Where you will get the best mobile broadband speeds in SA

Ookla revamped its Net Index website to include mobile broadband performance metrics. The latest statistics show that the areas with the highest average mobile broadband speeds are Sandton, Bryanston and Cape Town.

The Net Index website, which uses data from recent test results from Speedtest.net and its mobile apps, shows that the average mobile download speed in South Africa is 5.94Mbps.

South Africa’s average mobile broadband speed is in line with the global average download speed of 7.54Mbps.

The following table provides an overview of how South Africa’s average mobile broadband speeds compare with global averages.

Net Index mobile broadband stats Average download speed Average upload speed
Global 7.54Mbps 2.82Mbps
South Africa 5.94Mbps 1.96Mbps

Top mobile broadband suburbs

According to the Net Index website, Sandton has the highest average mobile broadband with 8.33Mbps, followed by Bryanston at 8.05Mbps and Cape Town with 7.16Mbps.

The top 10 ranked mobile broadband areas in South Africa are:

  1. Sandton – 8.33Mbps
  2. Bryanston – 8.05Mbps
  3. Cape Town – 7.16Mbps
  4. Bloemfontein – 7.03Mbps
  5. Elarduspark – 6.96Mbps
  6. Halfway House – 6.84Mbps
  7. Menlo Park – 6.77Mbps
  8. Garsfontein – 6.59Mbps
  9. Verwoerdburg – 6.57Mbps
  10. Fourways – 5.90Mbps

Top mobile broadband operators

Ookla’s Net Index ranks MTN as the top mobile broadband operator with an average download speed of 7.56Mbps.

The following list ranks the four mobile operators based on the average download speed:

  1. MTN – 7.56Mbps
  2. Vodacom – 6.23Mbps
  3. Telkom Mobile – 4.38Mbps
  4. Cell C – 3.15Mbps

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