Best ADSL ISP for gaming in South Africa

Best as well as Worst ADSL and VDSL ISPs in South Africa

The latest MyBroadband speed test results show that Cybersmart and MWEB offered the lowest average latency on ADSL and VDSL during May 2016.

MyBroadband’s speed test servers make use of Ookla’s platform and are hosted in Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Through NapAfrica, all network operators present at its peering points are provided with a free 1Gbps connection to the MyBroadband speed test platform.

To ensure that only results from broadband connections are used, MyBroadband filters speed tests based on network information from the Internet service providers.

With over 40,000 broadband tests per month, the MyBroadband speed test platform is a popular destination for South Africans to gauge their Internet services.

Best ADSL and VDSL ISP accounts for gaming

The results show that Vox had the lowest latency on ADSL at 16ms, but had too few results to be statistically significant. Cybersmart had the best result derived from a high number of tests.

MWEB and Axxess had the best VDSL latency at 34ms.

The table below show the top ADSL and VDSL ISPs, based on average latency. Average jitter was used as the tie-breaker.

Lowest Average ADSL Latency
ISP Download Speed (kbps) Upload Speed (kbps) Latency (ms) Jitter (ms)
Vox Telecom * 1,998 442 16 18
Cybersmart 3,366 460 35 43
XDSL * 4,828 579 41 15
Afrihost 3,790 514 55 45
MWEB 3,062 455 56 49
Telkom 3,090 497 57 43
Internet Solutions 3,865 517 57 57
Axxess 4,060 511 58 56
Lowest Average VDSL Latency
ISP Download Speed (kbps) Upload Speed (kbps) Latency (ms) Jitter (ms)
MWEB 14,528 1,440 34 13
Axxess 19,315 1,659 34 32
Telkom 15,606 1,369 37 15
Internet Solutions 12,715 2,189 44 29
Cybersmart * 22,923 2,421 50 18
Afrihost 15,601 1,057 52 30
* Low number of tests for ISPs tagged with an asterisk.

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