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.
Average MyBroadband speed test results
Over the last month 87,240 speed tests were performed on the MyBroadband speed test server.
The average download speed was 8,402kbps, and the average upload speed was 1,964kbps.
It should be noted that these averages include speed tests performed from corporate networks and non-broadband connections.
Best broadband speed test results
To gain a more accurate view of the performance of broadband connections in South Africa, the results are filtered to only include tests which are performed from commercial broadband services.
Telkom Mobile’s LTE service dominated the top broadband results, followed by MTN and Vodacom’s LTE services.
The highest broadband speeds per broadband connection (hence peak speed) over the last few months are listed in the table below.
|Broadband service||ISP||Download speed (Kbps)||Upload speed (Kbps)||Latency||Speed test server|
|Telkom Mobile LTE||Telkom Mobile||50,149||8,179||23||Johannesburg|
|VDSL 40Mbps||Internet Solutions||37,379||2,800||28||Cape Town|
|VDSL 20Mbps||Telkom Internet||19,583||712||50||Johannesburg|
|Telkom Mobile 3G||Telkom Mobile||18,598||2,354||81||Johannesburg|
|Cell C LTE||Cell C||5,523||1,758||87||Johannesburg|
|Neotel CDMA||Neotel CDMA||2,879||726||119||Cape Town|
|iBurst Wireless||iBurst Wireless||1,997||569||193||Johannesburg|