Cheapest and best uncapped ADSL accounts for gaming in South Africa

Capped and uncapped ADSL prices of ISPs compared

MyGaming recently published the latest speed test results from MyBroadband which showed that Cybersmart and MWEB offer the lowest average latency on ADSL and VDSL.

Other Internet service providers (ISPs) that performed well in terms of average latency included Internet Solutions, Telkom, Afrihost, and Axxess.

Previously we compared the bundle offerings of these Internet service providers, using Crystal Web and Webafrica as examples of service providers on Internet Solutions.

This time we look at their stand-alone accounts.

Although the bundled deals may work out cheaper overall, some of you might get your line directly through Telkom to give yourself more freedom to move between ISPs.

It should be noted that Webafrica recommends its capped accounts for gaming, as well as a minimum speed of 8Mbps.

While capped accounts will arguably offer the best performance for gamers, there are uncapped DSL accounts which promise good gaming performance too.

Typically these are the “premium” or “business” uncapped products of an ISP. MWEB and Telkom were the exception.

MWEB says that their normal home uncapped bundles are suitable for gaming, while Telkom only offers one type of uncapped account for home usage.


Cheapest uncapped ADSL accounts for gaming

The table below ranks the ADSL bundles of the ISPs by the price of the bundle per megabit per second of bandwidth received.

1Mbps and 2Mbps services are excluded, as these are typically not listed as services suitable for gaming.

Uncapped 10Mbps ADSL accounts Price (ZAR) Price/Mbps
Axxess Premium 10Mbps R495 R50
MWEB 10Mbps R539 R54
Cybersmart Business 10Mbps R569 R57
Telkom 10Mbps R574 R57
Afrihost Premium 10Mbps R797 R80
Crystal Web Home Premium 10Mbps R799 R80
Webafrica Business 10Mbps R999 R100
MWEB Premium 10Mbps R999 R100
Uncapped 8Mbps ADSL accounts Price (ZAR) Price/Mbps
MWEB 8Mbps R439 R55
Axxess Premium 8Mbps R455 R57
Afrihost Premium 8Mbps R597 R75
Webafrica Business 8Mbps R825 R103
Uncapped 4Mbps & 6Mbps ADSL accounts Price (ZAR) Price/Mbps
MWEB 4Mbps R239 R60
Telkom 4Mbps R286 R72
Axxess Premium 4Mbps R325 R81
Afrihost Premium 4Mbps R397 R99
Crystal Web Home Premium 4Mbps R429 R107
MWEB Premium 6Mbps R699 R117
Cybersmart Business 4Mbps R479 R120
MWEB Premium 4Mbps R539 R135
Webafrica Business 4Mbps R649 R162

Cheapest uncapped VDSL bundles for gaming

The table below ranks the VDSL bundles of the ISPs by the price of the bundle per megabit per second of bandwidth received.

Uncapped 40Mbps VDSL accounts Price (ZAR) Price/Mbps
Cybersmart Business 40Mbps R995 R25
Axxess Premium 40Mbps R1,295 R32
Afrihost Premium 40Mbps R1,397 R35
Telkom 40Mbps R1,439 R36
Crystal Web Home Premium 40Mbps R2,399 R60
Webafrica Business 40Mbps R2,725 R68
MWEB Premium 40Mbps R3,499 R87
Uncapped 20Mbps VDSL accounts Price (ZAR) Price/Mbps
Cybersmart Business 20Mbps R675 R34
Axxess Premium 20Mbps R955 R48
Afrihost Premium 20Mbps R997 R50
Telkom 20Mbps R999 R50
Crystal Web Home Premium 20Mbps R1,399 R70
Webafrica Business 20Mbps R1,825 R91
MWEB Premium 20Mbps R1,999 R100

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