SA’s fastest network crowned

The fastest network in South Africa has been crowned by technology blog, MyBroadband, as Vodacom.

The blog utilized data received from its app, Speed Test, which allows users to measure the speed of their connection. The app, which is free, was launched in April for Android users  and in June for iOS users.

Tests were run between April and June 2017, and showed that mobile network provider Vodacom offered the highest average mobile data speeds in South Africa. The telecommunications giant produced average download speeds of 28.7Mbps.

Vodacom was followed by MTN at 26.2Mbps and Cell C at 13.5Mbps. Telkom came in last at 10.9Mbps.

MyBroadband recorded 109 545 speed tests done using the app. MTN users conducted 31 694, Cell C users 14 419 and Telkom users 10 270. Vodacom users conducted the most tests, with 53 162.

The company has seen significant success in revenue growth, which Vodacom chief executive officer Shameel Joosub told Fin24 could see data prices fall for customers.

Financial results for the year show that Vodacom has grown its data revenue by around 20 per cent year-on-year, to just under R21 billion, with a local customer base growth to three million.

In addition, the telecom giant announced earlier this year that it had bought a stake in Kenya’s biggest wireless operator Safaricom. Vodacom now has a 34.94 per cent stake in the company.


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