Best ADSL latency in SA

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)

Rank ISP Service Speed
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

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