Top SA broadband suburbs

The latest statistics reveal that Sandton, Fietas and Kingsmead have the highest average broadband speed in South Africa.

According to the Net Index website, which uses data from millions of recent test results from, Sandton’s broadband users enjoy an average broadband speed of 5.99Mbps. This is well above the national average of 3.21Mbps.

Sandton’s high average broadband speed is not surprising considering that many businesses in the area are served by high speed fibre and 10Mbps ADSL connections. High speed broadband connections in the area, including MTN’s LTE trial users, further drive up the average speed.

The top 10 broadband suburbs in South Africa according to Net Index are:

  1. Sandton – 5.99Mbps
  2. Fietas  – 5.39Mbps
  3. Kingsmead – 5.06Mbps
  4. Durbanville – 4.90Mbps
  5. Midrand – 4.29Mbps
  6. Soweto – 3.85Mbps
  7. Rooihuiskraal – 3.74Mbps
  8. Johannesburg – 3.58Mbps
  9. Edenvale – 3.43Mbps
  10. Krugersdorp – 3.25Mbps

Despite growing broadband speeds in South Africa, the results in the country’s top suburbs look pedestrian compared to the top international cities.

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, leads the charts with an average speed of 40.65Mbps, followed by the central district of Hong Kong with 39Mbps and Taipei with 33.67Mbps.

The top broadband cities in the world according to Net Index are:

  1. Vilnius, LT – 40.65Mbps
  2. Central District, Hong Kong – 39.00Mbps
  3. Taipei, TW – 33.67Mbps
  4. Kaunas, LT – 32.61Mbps
  5. Sofia, BG – 30.85Mbps
  6. Bucharest, RO – 30.17Mbps
  7. Constanta, RO – 29.92Mbps
  8. Seoul, KR – 29.49Mbps
  9. Riga, LV – 29.23Mbps
  10. Singapore, SG – 29.04Mbps


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