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.
To see which of these ISPs offer the best value, we compared their various capped offerings, using Crystal Web and Web Africa as examples of service providers that use Internet Solutions.
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, Telkom, and Web Africa were the exception.
MWEB and Web Africa state that their normal home uncapped bundles are suitable for gaming, while Telkom only offers one type of bundle for home usage.
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 VDSL service
|Cybersmart Business Uncapped 40Mbps||R1,253||R31|
|Afrihost Premium 40Mbps||R1,747||R44|
|Axxess Premium 40Mbps||R1,799||R45|
|Cybersmart Business Uncapped 20Mbps||R958||R48|
|Web Africa 40Mbps||R1,925||R48|
|Telkom do Uncapped Elite Plus (40Mbps)||R2,038||R51|
|Afrihost Premium 20Mbps||R1,297||R65|
|Axxess Premium 20Mbps||R1,299||R65|
|Web Africa 20Mbps||R1,425||R71|
|Crystal Web Premium 40Mbps||R2,898||R72|
|Telkom do Uncapped Elite (20Mbps)||R1,498||R75|
Cheapest uncapped ADSL bundles 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 ADSL service||Price (ZAR)||Price/Mbps|
|Axxess Premium 10Mbps||R799||R80|
|Afrihost Premium 8Mbps||R697||R87|
|Axxess Premium 8Mbps||R699||R87|
|Afrihost Premium 10Mbps||R897||R90|
|Cybersmart Business Uncapped 10Mbps||R899||R90|
|Crystal Web Premium 20Mbps||R1,798||R90|
|Web Africa 10Mbps||R900||R90|
|Web Africa 8Mbps||R800||R100|
|Crystal Web Premium 10Mbps||R1,174||R117|
|Axxess Premium 4Mbps||R499||R125|
|Web Africa 4Mbps||R549||R137|
|Afrihost Premium 4Mbps||R597||R149|
|Crystal Web Premium 4Mbps||R678||R170|
|Cybersmart Business Uncapped 4Mbps||R699||R175|
|Telkom do Uncapped Advanced (4Mbps)||R585||R146|
|Telkom do Uncapped Advanced Plus (8Mbps)||R898||R112|
|Telkom do Uncapped Premium Plus (10Mbps)||R999||R100|
2Mbps uncapped ADSL bundles
For those who may not be able to synchronise at speeds higher than 2Mbps, a comparison of slower uncapped ADSL bundles is included below.
|2Mbps Uncapped ADSL service||Price (ZAR)||Price/Mbps|
|Web Africa 2Mbps||R350||R175|
|Telkom do Uncapped Basic (2Mbps)||R394||R197|
|Axxess Premium 2Mbps||R396||R198|
|Afrihost Premium 2Mbps||R397||R199|
|Cybersmart Business Uncapped 2Mbps||R459||R230|
|Crystal Web Premium 2Mbps||R498||R249|