Average Wi-Fi speeds in South Africa

MyBroadband’s Speed Test App results show that the average download speed on Wi-Fi networks in South Africa is 7.2Mbps.

MyBroadband launched its free Speed Test App for Android in April, making it easy for users to test their Internet connection.

The app is ad-free, and allows users to test the download speed, upload speed, and latency of their connection.

The app also provides a map of where users conduct their tests, and makes it possible to record and export the speed test results.

The MyBroadband Speed Test App has been installed by 7,533 users to date, who conducted 52,685 speed tests in May 2017.

A significant number of these tests were conducted over Wi-Fi networks, which provides a good overview of what the average speeds are in the country.

  • Average download speed over Wi-Fi – 7.208Mbps
  • Average upload speed over Wi-Fi – 3.841Mbps
  • Average latency over Wi-Fi – 91ms

It is likely that many of these Wi-Fi connections are backhauled using ADSL connections, which explains the average speeds of below 10Mbps.

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