South African Universities with the best broadband speeds
MyBroadband’s Speed Test results show that the University of Stellenbosch had the highest peak broadband speed among local universities in October. MyBroadband’s HTML5 speed test servers are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres to ensure a neutral testing environment. Through NAPAfrica, all network operators present at its peering points are provided with a free 1Gbps connection to the MyBroadband Speed Test platform.
These speed test servers were recently upgraded to support speeds of up to 10Gbps, which shows in the latest university speed test results. In October, 259,000 speed tests were conducted on the MyBroadband Speed Test platform. According to the results, the University of Stellenbosch had a peak broadband speed of 2.87Gbps.
The table below shows the South African university peak speed results.
|South African Universities|
|University||Test Location||Download (kbps)||Upload (kbps)|
|University of Stellenbosch||Stellenbosch||2,874,602||838,859|
|North West University||Potchefstroom||2,245,674||1,331,251|
|University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg||998,800||995,500|
|University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)||Johannesburg||846,734||729,355|
|University of the Free State||Bloemfontein||819,486||650,903|
|Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University||Port Elizabeth||722,048||397,883|
|University of Pretoria||Pretoria||653,590||515,389|
|University of South Africa||Pretoria||471,127||102,856|
|University of Venda||Thohoyandou||178,190||287,476|
|University of Kwazulu-Natal||Durban||159,803||64,067|
|University of the Western Cape||Bellville||95,445||51,913|
|University of Cape Town||Cape Town||95,287||23,436|
|Cape Technikon||Cape Town||2,761||5,236|
- ^ MyBroadband’s Speed Test (speedtest.mybroadband.co.za)
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