MyBroadband War Drive: Vodacom vs MTN vs Cell C vs Telkom

Vodacom has beaten MTN, Cell C, and Telkom to claim first place in MyBroadband’s latest War Drive.

MyBroadband tested the download speeds of the four networks’ mobile data services at main business and residential areas around Gauteng.

We used four Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones for the tests, along with a speed test app – downloaded from the Google Play Store.

The tests across the four networks were conducted simultaneously while stationary.

Vodacom also took the most “top 10” spots when we ranked the fastest download speeds of the day.

War Drive results

The results of the latest War Drive are detailed in the graphic below.

The networks were ranked according to their average download speeds. The top 10 individual download speeds from the tests are also detailed in the graphic.

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The data

The raw data from the War Drive is contained in the table below.

MyBroadband War Drive Results
Networks
Vodacom
MTN
Cell C
Telkom
Speed – Mbps Download Upload Download Upload Download Upload Download Upload
Midstream Estate 14.71 0.29 30.4 1.55 27.43 5.92 14.79 4.87
Centurion (Telkom HQ) 36.62 15.09 29.96 6.48 38.1 21.29 40.76 1.46
Union Buildings 17.75 22.99 16.37 12.72 29.85 24.47 38.36 8.97
Hatfield 32.75 16.61 41.61 25.81 30.7 7.14 39.78 4.04
Brooklyn 42.64 6.71 23.24 17.73 38.55 23.94 6.75 1.94
Waterkloof 51.41 19.39 49.24 18.1 16.44 2.57 48.91 9.61
Menlyn 18.63 7.19 9.32 2.91 19.91 11.73 10.74 8.94
Midrand (Vodacom HQ) 43.61 24.84 4.16 3.68 34.06 11.47 27.15 3.15
New Road / Old JHB 52.67 22.24 18.78 19.93 11.36 7.4 27.91 7.28
Midrand (Cell C HQ) 21.71 8.73 21.85 10.07 39.05 23.95 9.37 3.15
Gallo Manor 17.04 4.72 25.78 6.53 1.72 1.8 3.21 1.23
Sandton – Katherine Drive 62.7 23.94 56.76 20.05 13.03 1.58 0.1 0
1 Sandton Drive 13.45 6.53 14.39 0.97 20.26 3.54 47.24 1.73
Hydepark 16.4 0.27 13.59 4.22 24.79 0.23 48.16 0.29
Dunkeld 41.06 23.42 61.86 22.6 52.75 22.99 12.97 0.24
Rosebank 42.11 16.21 29.08 22.92 70.88 23.73 4.64 0.29
Johannesburg Zoo 59.55 11.68 37.24 18.28 46.49 22.46 50.57 8.99
Emmerentia 47.32 3.26 29.05 8.25 42.66 16.16 19.34 0.32
Northcliff Corner 53.93 11.52 26.97 10.97 6.72 3.07 25.27 0.68
Cresta 13 2.22 13.83 2.44 7.14 2.79 34.9 2.83
Randburg (MTN HQ) 32.5 1.93 55.53 19.32 8.16 0.41 2.86 0.21
Average Speeds 34.8 11.8 29.0 12.1 27.6 11.3 24.4 3.3

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