The areas in South Africa with the fastest mobile data speeds

The Q1 2019 MyBroadband Insights mobile network quality report revealed that Bloemfontein, Irene, and Groenkloof enjoy the highest average mobile speeds.

The report is based on 345,700 mobile speed test results which were gathered through MyBroadband’s mobile speed test apps.

MyBroadband’s Android and iOS speed test apps enable users to test their download speed, upload speed, and latency.

MyBroadband’s Speed Test platform was developed specifically for South Africa, and all tests are done to servers hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres.

The latest version of the app has also added a new feature: the ability to rate your mobile operator or your Internet service provider after you have completed a speed test.

Areas with the best average network speeds

The latest MyBroadband Insights mobile network quality reveals that residents in Bloemfontein, Groenkloof, Irene, Waterkloof, and Umhlanga enjoy the highest average mobile speeds.

It should be noted that these are average speeds, which means they include speed test results from all operators in that area.

The table below therefore shows the areas where all operators have a fairly good performance.

Mobile Network Speeds
Area Download (Mbps) Upload (Mbps) Latency (ms)
Bloemfontein 42.292 15.352 35.88
Groenkloof 40.536 13.927 26.94
Irene 39.241 12.239 26.48
Waterkloof 39.160 11.522 28.66
Umhlanga 39.153 12.275 36.48
Midstream Estate 38.726 11.964 27.09
Rooihuiskraal 37.401 14.053 28.10
Faerie Glen 37.189 12.847 28.67
Randjesfontein 37.023 12.897 30.83
Sandton 37.000 14.093 31.45
Zwartkop 36.037 13.785 26.35
Centurion 35.560 12.452 28.73
Halfway Gardens 35.141 15.645 32.35
Pierre van Ryneveld 34.836 12.392 27.15
Florida 34.676 12.498 31.18
Bryanston 34.431 13.208 30.12
Noordwyk 34.355 14.333 34.94
Kyalami 33.936 13.756 29.61
Sandown 33.919 13.223 36.44
Broadacres 33.910 14.917 33.62

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The areas in South Africa with the fastest mobile data speeds