Suburbs with the highest internet speed

News > Lifestyle & Architecture - 10 Jan 2019

With the rise in streaming services and popularity in remote work, many South Africans now factor in internet connectivity when looking at properties to buy or rent. But which suburb boasts with the fastest internet?

MyBroadband recently did a survey and the stats have shown that residents in Sandton, Benoni, and Midrand enjoy the fastest internet speed on average.

Speeds were tested with the free MyBroadband Android Speed Test App between 1 October and 31 December 2018. Over this period 305,430 Wi-Fi tests were performed, which provided a great overview of the average speeds across various areas.

Between October and December last year, the average download speed in South Africa was 10.1Mbps, while the average upload speed was 6.1Mbps.

Average Internet Connection Speed
Suburb Province Download (Mbps) Upload (Mbps)
Sandton Gauteng 34.739 27.613
Benoni Gauteng 34.304 32.324
Midrand Gauteng 31.936 73.279
Stellenbosch Western Cape 31.191 37.844
Sundowner Gauteng 30.699 14.558
Randpark Ridge Gauteng 29.109 29.633
Arcadia Gauteng 28.019 7.811
Parktown Gauteng 27.555 21.205
Camps Bay Western Cape 27.274 23.367
Rivonia Gauteng 25.909 30.898
Broadacres Gauteng 25.760 25.387
Greenside Gauteng 25.551 10.582
Morningside Gauteng 25.461 17.358
Midstream Estate Gauteng 25.312 21.130
Bruma Gauteng 25.256 21.290
Sea Point Western Cape 24.386 16.507
Boksburg Gauteng 24.202 9.812
Yzerfontein Western Cape 24.195 10.262
Northcliff Gauteng 24.185 13.841
Van Riebeeck Park Gauteng 23.814 17.069

Table Via MyBroadband

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