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CAPE TOWN - The average mobile data speed in South Africa is 20Mbps and the average mobile upload speed is 9Mbps.

This comes after My Broadband released its first quarter (Q1) speed test results for Cape Town. 

142 537 speed tests were conducted by the company’s Android and iOS Speed Test app users. 

The speed tests derived from users all across the country. 

On average, the results are considered good. However, the same cannot be said for all neighbourhoods. 

According to the study Gatesville ranked as the suburb that enjoys the highest average speed in Q1 2017. 

Residents of Gatesville typically experience an average download speed of 70Mbps. 

The suburbs that took second and third place in the highest average speed were Penlyn Estate and Cape Town CBD. 

Penlyn Estate has an average download speed of 63Mbps while Cape Town CBD has an average download speed of 60Mbps. 

Take a look at the other suburbs with the top 20 average download speed in SA:

Suburb Province Download (Mbps) Upload (Mbps) Latency (ms)
Gatesville Western Cape 70.378 22.222 26
Penlyn Estate Western Cape 62.504 16.893 30
Cape Town Western Cape 59.855 15.080 33
Casteel Mpumalanga 58.069 19.768 28
Southern Suburbs Western Cape 53.509 18.128 28
Athlone Western Cape 51.715 16.809 30
Parow Western Cape 49.316 13.506 34
Goodwood Western Cape 48.271 11.428 42
Pinetown KwaZulu-Natal 47.172 17.484 33
Dawncliffe KwaZulu-Natal 47.148 16.788 33
Gallo Manor Gauteng 47.120 17.701 26
Escombe KwaZulu-Natal 45.252 16.683 36
Stamford Hill KwaZulu-Natal 45.067 16.219 33
Malvern KwaZulu-Natal 44.275 16.909 32
Bellville Western Cape 43.682 14.311 34
Petervale Gauteng 43.490 22.244 27
Albany KwaZulu-Natal 42.955 16.459 34
Aeroton Gauteng 42.509 17.309 27

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With regards to the fastest mobile network in South Africa, MTN holds the crown.

MTN has put to bed much debate about which mobile network is the fastest in SA. 

In January, MyBroadband’s Mobile Network Quality Report for South Africa's published a report, which assessed the last quarter (Q4) 2017 performance of the four mobile networks. 

MTN hailed in as the fastest mobile network. Boasting an average download and upload speed, MTN ranked the highest average of any network with 22.22Mbps and 10.07Mbps. Latency, the performance of the hosted desktop's system also outperformed with 50Mbps on average. This, from 28 870 tests. 

A month later, Telkom decided to test the speed of WiFi networks using a new technology, to decipher the fastest speed it can reach. Telkom conducted it's first demonstration of 2.3GHz LTE TDD Massive MIMO (Advanced Multiple Antenna System) in Africa and has deemed it as successful. 

Telkom said that with the new technology, Massive MIMO, Telkom customers can experience data speeds of up to five times faster than current 4G technology.

"This will result in better throughput speeds and improved coverage, leading to a better overall experience for consumers", Telkom said in a statement.

Essentially, Telkom customers can experience WiFi speeds of up to 600 Mbps, according to Telkom. 

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