Randfontein has fastest broadband speed in SA

2013-03-11 09:10

Only nine areas in South Africa have an internet speed faster than the national average.

The national broadband speed average is 3.82 megabits (Mbps) per second, according to Ookla’s Net Index reported in Beeld today.

Randfontein is the fastest area as far as broadband is concerned, with a download speed of 11.3 Mbps per second, followed by Bryanston, Midrand and Randburg.

The results were determined with the help of local internet users who used Ookla’s website and app to test their broadband speed.

Ookla tested 1.7 million broadband users’ speed 5.05 million times between February 6 and last Thursday, and used 451 472 of the tests to compile their index.

Only two of the country’s fastest broadband areas fall outside Gauteng – Secunda in Mpumalanga (5.72 Mbps per second) and Worcester in the Western Cape (3.84 Mbps per second).

Although broadband speed in Randfontein is faster than the national average, the broadband speed of 115 countries is faster than South Africa’s.

Vilnius in Lithuania has a broadband speed of 49 megabytes per second and Hong Kong a speed of 45.43 Mbps per second.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.