Vodacom network is tops
MyBroadband put the mobile data speeds of SA's biggest telcomms providers to the test - and Vodacom won first place, with a margin of at least 5Mbps on average!
If you needed further proof that Vodacom stays South Africa's best network, well, here it is: MyBroadband brings you the results of their latest War Drive.
Pitted against those of MTN, Cell C and Telkom, the download speed of Vodacom's mobile data service far outstripped the competition, with an average speed of 34.8Mbps. Other networks' average speeds were 29.0Mbps, 27.6Mbps and 24.4Mbps respectively.
Vodacom claimed the most 'top 10' spots in the rankings of the fastest download speeds of the day.
Plus, Vodacom claimed the most 'top 10' spots in the rankings for the fastest download speeds of the day. This proves that, while there's a lot of talk from the competition about increasing mobile data speeds, Vodacom stays the best network because we're the ones who have actually made it happen.
How the tests were done
The tests were conducted in main residential and business areas in Gauteng, including Menlyn, the Union Buildings, Waterkloof, Gallo Manor, Sandton, the Joburg Zoo, Midrand and Randburg.
Using four different Samsung Galaxy S7s, the tests were done simultaneously while stationary, to eliminate any discrepancies. The Ookla Speed Test app, downloaded from the Google Play Store, was used to test and record the speeds at each location.