Best ADSL international latency from SA

According to MyBroadband’s latest Speedtest results, Cybersmart’s priority ADSL on a 2Mbps line has recorded the best ADSL latency from South Africa to an international test server based in London.

Following on from our look at local latency results – Best ADSL latency in SA – there were plenty of comments wondering how international latency measured up. Those results are below.

As South African gamers we sometimes have little choice but to connect to far-flung servers for our multiplayer games, and so the Speedtest results give insight into the general state of ADSL latency from SA to international locations.

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.

South Africa to UK (London) ADSL latency – MyBroadband Speedtest results (30 days to 7 April 2014)

Rank ISP Service Speed
1 Cybersmart priority ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 176 ms
2 Vox ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 182 ms
3 Afrihost ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 188 ms
4 Cybersmart ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 191 ms
5 Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 194 ms
6 Cybersmart capped and business ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 201 ms
7 MWEB ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 202 ms
8 Telkom ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 207 ms
9 iBurst ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 208 ms
10 Vox ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 209 ms
11 Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 209 ms
12 Vox ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 211 ms
13 Telkom ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 213 ms
14 FNB Connect ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 213 ms
15 FNB Connect ADSL ADSL 10Mbps 214 ms
16 FNB Connect ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 214 ms
17 Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 214 ms
18 MWEB ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 215 ms
19 Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 216 ms
20 Cybersmart ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 218 ms
21 Afrihost ADSL ADSL 4Mbps 220 ms
22 Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 225 ms
23 Cybersmart home uncapped ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 230 ms
24 MWEB ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 243 ms
25 Afrihost ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 243 ms
26 Afrihost ADSL ADSL 2Mbps 249 ms
27 Vox ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 251 ms
28 Cybersmart capped and business ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 257 ms
29 Internet Solutions Consumer ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 258 ms
30 MWEB ADSL ADSL 1Mbps 264 ms

The latency results above are taken from a total of 11,110 Speedtests conducted to London (LINX) over the last 30 days.

MyBroadband’s aggregated results are powered by Ookla’s Speedtest platform. 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.

In South Africa, 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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