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UK broadband speed test results for June 2018

The second quarter of 2018 has just ended but that does not interrupt the cycle of monthly reports that we do on the speeds seen from our broadband speed test and as usual later in July we will look at the results from the perspectives of peak time speeds between 8pm and 10pm and the differences between the single download test and multiple download test.

The top of the table is unsurprisingly dominated by the services that have fixed connection speeds and once Virgin Media releases a DOCSIS 3.1 service in the UK we can expect their top tier service to retain a position at the top of the table even in the face of Gigabit full fibre services.

A common question in the inbox each month is why are the Gigabit providers not showing speeds of 900 Mbps and higher and the biggest issue is that so many of the public are using Wi-Fi connectivity, ie. connecting a device in the average home via an Ethernet cable is becoming increasinly rare, we can filter out most of these devices and tests from the results but in doing so we will often just end up being able to talk about the lastest half a dozen providers. Also as you clean up things you run the risk of masking congestion issues and are moving away from showing what the public experience to what the marketing departments want to say.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in June 2018
(Ordered by Median Download Speed)
Smaller providers without enough geographic data samples are not included
All speeds in Mega bits per second - Mbps
ProviderQualityDirectionSpeed of bottom 10%Speed of bottom 20%MedianMeanSpeed of Top 20%Speed of Top 10%
Virgin Media VIVID 350 MbpsA (0.7)Down 222.4 222.3 239.4 262.5 275.4 307.1
    Up 11.2 16.1 20.4 34.8 21.5 22.6
Hyperoptic Gigabit (FTTP)A (0.4)Down 116.8 156.5 235.3 271.7 367 423.8
    Up 122.4 158.2 238.1 335.4 451.9 709.1
Community Fibre (FTTP)B (0.8)Down 46.4 98.2 207.2 211.7 294.6 318.8
    Up 27.4 145.6 295.9 315.8 449.3 505.3
Virgin Media VIVID 200 MbpsA (0.7)Down 71.5 86.3 174.4 152.1 207.5 214.6
    Up 11.3 11.9 13.8 15.7 20.9 21.4
BT Ultrafast 1 & 2 (FTTP)A (0.3)Down 72.4 77 124.1 144 205.6 276.3
    Up 17.3 20.4 28.2 28.6 34.1 46.6
Virgin Media VIVID 150 MbpsB (0.8)Down 63.5 73.1 103.8 105.1 135.8 149.9
    Up 8 9.6 11.7 11.7 12.5 16.2
TalkTalk UFO York (FTTP)A (0.4)Down 81.5 84.3 92.8 121.1 141.6 211.9
    Up 9.7 12.1 39.5 36.6 56.5 65.7
TrueSpeed Communications (FTTP)B (0.9)Down 31.1 37.4 87.4 120.9 187.4 200.4
    Up 12.4 25.5 96.2 118.4 187.8 244.1
B4RN (FTTP)A (0.4)Down 18.9 22.7 86.6 144.8 262 381.3
    Up 12.4 25.1 79.2 165.9 365.4 409.2
M24SevenA (0.3)Down 5.5 12.6 70.8 86.9 131.4 204.3
    Up 1.4 8.1 57.2 68.1 91.9 152.5
BT Superfast Fibre 2 (FTTP 80/20)A (0.2)Down 41.8 50.3 63.8 60.8 73.1 73.8
    Up 12.3 15.1 19.8 18.3 21.2 21.4
AAISP (FTTC 80/20) A (0.1)Down 43.7 48 62.6 60.5 69.9 73.5
    Up 6.4 12.4 17.2 15.7 18.5 18.8
Eclipse Internet (FTTC 80/20)A (0.2)Down 25.7 42 61 57.4 74.4 74.7
    Up 8.1 11.5 17.4 19.5 18.8 20.3
Hyperoptic 150 Mbps (FTTP)B (0.8)Down 23.3 31.4 60.7 72.3 106.3 158.1
    Up 8.3 16 43.4 57.7 93.7 127.6
IDNet (FTTC 80/20)A (0.1)Down 34.6 44.3 59.6 56.9 71.6 73.4
    Up 9.2 9.9 16.3 15.8 18.3 18.6
Zen Internet (FTTC 80/20)A (0.1)Down 31.5 40.3 56.1 54.6 71.2 74.1
    Up 9.4 11.1 16.7 15.9 18.3 18.7
BT Superfast 2 (FTTC 80/20)A (0.2)Down 36 42.4 55.2 54.7 69.4 74.2
    Up 9.1 11.2 16.6 15.3 18.3 18.6
Virgin Media VIVID 100A (0.6)Down 25.8 35.5 52.2 61.1 97 106.8
    Up 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.8 8.2 11
Plusnet Fibre Extra (FTTC 80/20)A (0.2)Down 38 40.5 50.8 52.8 67 72.7
    Up 7.3 9 14.2 13.5 18.1 18.4
Vodafone Superfast 2 (FTTC 80/20)A (0.3)Down 33.3 39 49.9 51.5 67.3 72.7
    Up 9.3 10.8 16 14.4 17.7 17.9
EE Fibre Plus (FTTC 80/20)D (1.7)Down 30.9 38.4 49 49.9 64.1 69.2
    Up 9 10.4 15.6 14.5 18.2 18.6
Other Providers (FTTC 80/20)A (0.2)Down 21.3 32.4 48.6 49.5 69 73.8
    Up 8.9 11.2 18.4 26.8(*) 42.4 (*) 56.9 (*)
Daisy Wholesale (FTTC 80/20)A (0.2)Down 19.1 29.2 47.6 49 68.7 73.3
    Up 9.5 12.1 17.4 18.4 18.6 19.1
TalkTalk Fibre Large (FTTC 80/20)A (0.3)Down 32.3 38.1 47.4 49.6 65.5 72.2
    Up 7.8 9.5 14.5 14 18.2 18.6
KCom (ADSL2+ and Lightstream)A (0.4)Down 5.5 11.6 46 64.2 89.4 163.8
    Up 0.5 0.7 9.2 15.8 28 31.7
Sky Fibre Pro (FTTC 80/20)A (0.3)Down 31.8 37.2 45.6 47.7 60.5 67.9
    Up 8.6 9.7 14.3 14 18.1 18.5
Gigaclear 100 Mbps (FTTP)B (0.8)Down 18.2 24.4 44.2 45.8 63.2 72.2
    Up 15.1 20.5 36.5 40.1 54.7 79.3
BT Superfast 1 (FTTP 55/10)A (0.5)Down 12.5 17.8 35.9 33.3 49.7 50.7
    Up 3.3 4.3 7.9 7.2 10 10.3
SeeTheLight - IFNL (FTTP)A (0.5)Down 11.9 20.3 33.9 44.7 59.4 102.8
    Up 1.3 4.8 10.9 15.3 23.7 24.7
Virgin Media BusinessA (0.7)Down 3.1 6.5 32.4 48.2 79.3 100.3
    Up 0.6 1.3 6.4 15.8 20.6 52.6
Virgin Media 70 MbpsB (0.9)Down 12.7 16.3 32 35 53.3 67.6
    Up 3.7 4 4.7 4.6 5.2 5.4
Post Office (FTTC 40/10)A (0.3)Down 11.3 17.4 27.9 26.2 35 36.5
    Up 2.2 3.4 7.4 6.3 8.7 8.9
BT Superfast 1 (FTTC 55/10)A (0.4)Down 11.4 15.9 27 27.4 38.5 45.6
    Up 2.3 3.3 5.2 5.4 7.9 8.7
Zen Internet (FTTC 40/10)A (0.2)Down 11 16.4 26.8 25.6 36.3 37
    Up 2.4 3.7 6.2 5.9 8 9
PlusNet Fibre (FTTC 40/10)A (0.4)Down 12.1 17 26.2 25.3 35 36.7
    Up 2.1 3.1 5.2 5.2 7.5 8.3
EE Fibre (FTTC 40/10)C (1.6)Down 10 14.4 25.2 23.8 33.6 35.7
    Up 2.2 3.2 5.2 5.3 7.9 8.4
Airband (Fixed Wireless)B (0.8)Down 10.4 13.9 24.7 30.3 31.3 52.3
    Up 1 1.6 3.4 13.9 15.9 28
Vodafone Superfast 1 (FTTC 40/10)A (0.5)Down 11.1 14.6 24.2 23.9 34 36.7
    Up 2.5 3.5 5.5 5.5 7.7 8.2
TalkTalk Fibre (FTTC 40/10)A (0.4)Down 9.8 14.5 23.9 23.5 34.3 36.8
    Up 2.1 3 5.2 5.3 7.7 8.5
Sky Fibre (FTTC 40/10)A (0.5)Down 10.4 14.8 23.7 23 32 35.3
    Up 2.5 3.5 5.7 5.6 7.9 8.4
Daisy Wholesale (FTTC 40/10)A (0.4)Down 8.2 12.4 23.5 22.9 33.6 36.5
    Up 2.1 3.4 6.2 6 8.8 9
EE Mobile (3G/4G)C (1.3)Down 3.1 6.4 19.9 28.2 42.2 61.7
    Up 0.5 0.8 3.6 7.1 12 18.4
Virgin Media 50 MbpsB (1.1)Down 1.9 4 17.4 22.2 42.3 53.1
    Up 0.6 1.2 2.5 2.2 3 3.1
Other Providers (FTTC 40/10)B (0.8)Down 5.4 7.5 16 17.3 27.5 34.1
    Up 1.6 2 4.3 4.6 7.1 8.4
Vodafone Mobile (3G/4G)C (1.7)Down 3 5.5 14.8 20.9 31.8 47.2
    Up 0.5 1 3 5.4 9.4 14.5
Relish (Fixed Wireless 4G LTE)C (1.4)Down 2.2 4.5 13.7 17 27.5 32.7
    Up 0.3 0.6 1.6 2.1 2.7 4.6
Three Mobile (3G/4G)C (1.4)Down 1.8 3.6 10.7 16.8 26.6 38.6
    Up 0.3 0.7 1.9 4.5 7.7 12.3
O2 Mobile (3G/4G)D (1.9)Down 1.4 3.1 9.8 13.7 22.2 30.3
    Up 0.5 0.9 1.9 4.1 5.8 11.4
O2 WiFiD (1.8)Down 0.4 1.9 7.7 13.4 17.7 37.2
    Up 0.3 0.5 1.2 3.4 3.3 12.1
Zen Internet (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.5)Down 1.3 2.7 6.3 7.8 13.8 15.2
    Up 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.9 1
Sky (ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 1.1 2.2 5.9 7 12 15
    Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 1
Plusnet (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 0.6 1.7 5.7 6.9 12.1 15.7
    Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
Vodafone Broadband (ADSL2+)A (0.7)Down 0.7 1.7 5.6 6.9 11.9 15.4
    Up 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
EE (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 0.7 2 5.5 6.8 12 14.7
    Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 1
Post Office (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 1.1 2.2 5.3 6.3 10.2 13.4
    Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
TalkTalk (ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 0.7 1.6 5.2 6.3 10.8 13.8
    Up 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Daisy Wholesale (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.5)Down 0.4 1.1 5.2 6.4 11 15.3
    Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
BT (ADSL/ADSL2+)A (0.6)Down 0.6 1.5 5 6.4 11.3 14.8
    Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
BT WifiB (1.0)Down 0.4 1.2 4.1 5.7 10.3 13.1
    Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Entanet (ADSL/ADSL2+)B (1.0)Down 0.4 1.2 4.1 5.7 10.3 13.1
    Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1

(*) the results go above what is possible for FTTC with these providers because we need to adjust our filtering to handle business customers that may be using an Ethernet service.

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