Randfontein is the fastest town in South Africa as far as broadband is concerned, with a download speed of 11,3Mbit/s, followed by Bryanston, Midrand and Randburg in Johannesburg.
Only nine areas in South Africa have an Internet speed faster than the national average.
According to Ookla’s Net Index, reported in Beeld, the national broadband speed average is 3,82Mbit/s.
The results were determined with the help of local Internet users, who used Ookla’s website and app to test their broadband speed.
Ookla tested 1,7m broadband users’ speed about five million times between 6 February and last Thursday, and used 451 472 of the tests to compile their index.
Only two of the country’s fastest broadband areas fall outside Gauteng — Secunda in Mpumalanga (5,72Mbit/s) and Worcester in the Western Cape (3,84Mbit/s).
Although broadband speed in Randfontein is faster than the national average, the broadband speed of 115 countries is faster than South Africa’s.
Vilnius in Lithuania has an average broadband speed of 49Mbit/s, and Hong Kong 45,4Mbit/s. — Sapa