In July 2011, 250,746 Speedtest.net Internet speed tests were performed from South African IP addresses.
Most of the speed tests were performed from commercial broadband connections (such as ADSL and 3G modems), but technical staff often use Speedtest.net to test their core network or trial service speeds.
The latest Speedtest.net statistics show that there were eight tests which showed download speeds above 300Mbps.
Six of these eight results had latencies of under 5ms, giving a strong indication that these were core network tests, possibly on the same network as the test server.
In July, the Centre for Advanced Computing logged the four fastest individual speed test results with Vodacom taking the next six spots.
|ISP Name||Test Server||Download Speed (kbps)||Upload Speed (kbps)||Latency (ms)|
|Centre for Advanced Computing||MTN Business||534870||50087||4|
|Centre for Advanced Computing||MTN Business||488179||50839||3|
|Centre for Advanced Computing||MTN Business||454548||51239||4|
|Centre for Advanced Computing||MTN Business||434890||50471||4|
When it comes to highest average speed test results the CSIR – Satellite Applications Centre reigned supreme, followed by Afrihost (DC) and the Foundation for Research Development.
It should be noted that these results are typically based on only a few results where many of the tests may have been conducted from core networks rather than end-user connections.
|ISP Name||Download Speed (kbps)||Upload Speed (kbps)|
|CSIR – Satellite Applications Centre||472993||216544|
|Foundation for Research Development||102330||82320|
|University of the Orange-Free State||78516||26025|
|First National Bank||71329||62277|
|University of Pretoria||63735||49645|
|Rand Afrikaans University||59441||77422|
|University of Cape Town||49274||34563|
|Centre for Advanced Computing||46441||28301|