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|
|Cybersmart Business 10Mbps||R569||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|
|Axxess Premium 8Mbps||R455||R57|
|Afrihost Premium 8Mbps||R597||R75|
|Webafrica Business 8Mbps||R825||R103|
|Uncapped 4Mbps & 6Mbps ADSL accounts||Price (ZAR)||Price/Mbps|
|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|
|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|
|Crystal Web Home Premium 20Mbps||R1,399||R70|
|Webafrica Business 20Mbps||R1,825||R91|
|MWEB Premium 20Mbps||R1,999||R100|