Using MyBroadband’s latest speed test results we can see which ADSL Internet service providers in South Africa are in the top of the performance ranks.
Bandwidth is one thing, but beyond the requirements of the game you are playing, everything else is overhead. What gamers will be interested in is latency.
Latency is the amount of time it takes for a data packet to be sent from the user, to a server, and returned to the user. This is typically measured in milliseconds (ms). For online gaming, the lower your latency, the better your experience will be.
The latency results below are taken from a total of 16,974 speed tests conducted to South African speed test servers over the past 30 days. The results have been filtered and aggregated (Joburg and Cape Town test servers) to represent the best overall ADSL ISP latency performance across South Africa.
Note that results are filtered to ensure that these are an accurate representation of what a real-world user might experience; in other words, none of the results include tests done from core locations on the respective networks of the ISPs listed.
South African ADSL latency – MyBroadband Speedtest results (30 days to 2 April 2014)
|1||iBurst ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||21 ms|
|2||Cybersmart capped and business ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||22 ms|
|3||Vox ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||25 ms|
|4||Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||28 ms|
|5||Cybersmart priority ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||30 ms|
|6||Cybersmart ADSL||ADSL 1Mbps||34 ms|
|7||Cybersmart capped and business ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||36 ms|
|8||MWEB ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||36 ms|
|9||Cybersmart priority ADSL||ADSL 1Mbps||40 ms|
|10||Telkom ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||43 ms|
|11||Afrihost ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||44 ms|
|12||FNB Connect ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||46 ms|
|13||Cybersmart ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||49 ms|
|14||Telkom ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||64 ms|
|15||Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL||ADSL 10Mbps||65 ms|
|16||Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL||ADSL 1Mbps||66 ms|
|17||Cybersmart ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||67 ms|
|18||MWEB ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||67 ms|
|19||Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||74 ms|
|20||Afrihost ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||81 ms|
|21||Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||89 ms|
|22||Vox ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||93 ms|
|23||MWEB ADSL||ADSL 1Mbps||102 ms|
|24||Telkom ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||104 ms|
|25||Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||106 ms|
|26||Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||106 ms|
|27||MWEB ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||108 ms|
|28||FNB Connect ADSL||ADSL 4Mbps||109 ms|
|29||Cybersmart ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||112 ms|
|30||Afrihost ADSL||ADSL 2Mbps||112 ms|
The MyBroadband Speedtest platform is powered by Ookla technology, and the platform is hosted at Teraco and NAPAfrica’s vendor neutral data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. More info here: MyBroadband speed test: bigger and better