The latest MyBroadband speed test results reveal that most Internet service providers recorded download speeds between 900Mbps and 1Gbps.
These two speed test platforms allow users to test their download speed, upload speed, and latency through their browser.
To ensure a neutral testing environment, the speed test servers are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres.
Through NAPAfrica, all network operators present at its peering points are provided with a free 10Gbps connection to MyBroadband’s speed test platform.
The data shows that RSAWEB recorded the highest download speed at 995Mbps, followed by Afrihost on 986Mbps, and Cool Ideas on 951Mbps.
Most prominent Internet service providers had peak speeds of over 900Mbps, which is in line with expectations.
The highest residential fibre speed in South Africa is 1Gbps, and these peak speeds are close to this theoretical maximum.
An interesting result is Rain’s 785Mbps speed which was recorded in Johannesburg. This shows the exceptional capability of Rain’s 5G network.
The table below shows the peak speeds achieved by prominent South African service providers.
It should be noted that these results are an interesting observation rather than a reflection of network quality.
|Peak Speeds per ISP|
|ISP||Connection||City||Download Speed (Mbps)||Upload Speed (Mbps)|
|Cool Ideas||Fibre||Cape Town||951||104|
|Liquid Telecom||Fibre||Cape Town||874||133|