World's best broadband cities

Hong Kong central district has topped the list for cities with the best broadband with an average real-world download speed of 46Mbps, according to Net Index website, which uses data from millions of recent test results from This is significantly higher than the global average of 12.64Mbps.

The latest Ookla Net Index statistics list the following cities as the top broadband cities in the world, as reported on MoneyWeb.

1.       Hong Kong Central District – 45.93Mbps

2.       Vilnius, Lithuania – 41.41Mbps

3.       Bucharest, Romania – 35.58Mbps

4.       Singapore, Singapore – 35.47Mbps

5.       Taipei, Taiwan – 34.57Mbps

6.       Seoul, South Korea – 34.50Mbps

7.       Constanta, Romania – 34.16Mbps

8.       Iasi, Romania – 33.95 Mbps

9.       Tokyo, Japan – 33.37Mbps

10.   Sofia, Bulgaria – 32.83 Mbps

In South Africa Edenvale is currently ranked as the area/city with the highest average broadband speed, followed by Midrand and Sandton.

1.       Edenvale – 6.73 Mbps

2.       Midrand – 5.94 Mbps

3.       Sandton – 5.73 Mbps

4.       Paarl – 5.19 Mbps

5.       Johannesburg – 4.42 Mbps

6.       Brits – 4.35 Mbps

7.       Worcester – 3.91 Mbps

8.       Randburg – 3.54 Mbps

9.       Pretoria – 3.43 Mbps

10.   Boksburg – 3.42 Mbps

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Motormanpete 2013/01/09 02:56:17 PM
3rd world country speeds. Total rip off prices. U voted for this not me...
fdadoo 2013/01/09 03:34:50 PM
We are being s&*@# over... Broadband in this country is overpriced, inferior and inadequate monopolised by unjust, unethical industrialists out to make oodles of cash...
Sithembiso Pa Phewa 2013/01/09 03:38:12 PM
we are riding the snail and paying for gautrain.
Bush Kwinika 2013/01/09 03:40:12 PM
still very poor in reality....!
Grant Stevens 2013/01/09 03:44:12 PM
And considering I only pay £5 per month for unlimited access I agree you are been ripped off
Johan Scheepers 2013/01/09 03:54:54 PM
half as slow as the world average. Shocking. my speedtest in Yiwu China
Grant Stevens 2013/01/09 04:22:07 PM
@william.nettnan.... Had I been on the capped version then free - with my digital tv provider.