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UK broadband speed test results for July 2019

The top of the table has seen Hyperoptic slip from the top position but all three of the Gigabit FTTP services are very close speed wise and while the Virgin M350 service comes close on download speeds a quick peek at the speeds on the upload side shows where the big difference is.

EE has changed something, since for many months now their quality score has been poor due to a slow ramp up in speeds that meant it could take several seconds to reach the median speed, therefore scoring poorly in the quality section. The EE FTTC and ADSL2+ services now look pretty much the same as the other providers on the same technology, we don't know what has changed but would bet its something in the way the core network at EE was configured/used.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in July 2019
(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%
Community Fibre GigabitA (0.5)Down 267.4 290.2 333.1 360.4 368.3 494.9
  Up 165.3 197.3 373.8 356.9 436.8 440.9
Gigaclear GigabitA (0.4)Down 210.3 221 303.2 325.7 355 484.8
  Up 75.9 147.3 213.9 245.2 273.9 443.3
Hyperoptic GigabitA (0.3)Down 190.6 205.9 301 350 467.6 690.5
    Up 170.9 189.3 275.5 340.1 406.5 633.1
Virgin M350A (0.6)Down 168.8 178.7 212.1 228 265.8 308.2
  Up 23 29.6 34.9 33.1 36.1 36.4
TalkTalk UFO FTTP YorkA (0.4)Down 93.3 99.9 198.1 216.2 327.9 379.8
  Up 18.9 33.4 55.6 62 71.6 75.2
Gigaclear GO200A (0.6)Down 117.3 132.3 142.1 142.4 164.4 165
  Up 66.2 85.3 117.6 115 141.8 165.9
Vodafone Gigafast FTTP all speedsA (0.4)Down 67.9 78 139.3 180.9 220.8 437.8
  Up 30.1 35.6 52.4 88.3 88 163.2
BT G.fast Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.1)Down 94 96.4 114.8 136.1 146.7 209.9
  Up 14.6 20.3 27.7 27.8 31.6 45.3
Virgin M150A (0.6)Down 70.9 86.9 114.4 115.2 144.3 154.7
  Up 5.7 7.2 11.7 12.5 19.7 21
Virgin M200A (0.6)Down 47.7 60.1 99.9 125 205 213.7
  Up 12.1 14.2 19.9 18.1 21.1 21.5
BT FTTP Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.3)Down 49 66.4 94.2 119.5 151 252.9
  Up 21.9 24.8 29.6 31 38.4 47.1
Zen Internet FTTP all speedsA (0.2) Down 31.5 41.3 75.2 92.5 140.8 154.4
  Up 7.8 9.4 18.4 24.7 38 50.3
Virgin M100A (0.4)Down 25.7 36.7 70.5 69.6 106.9 109.6
  Up 5.3 5.6 5.8 6.3 6.3 8.6
AAISP FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 38.7 50.8 68.6 61.9 72.7 73.3
  Up 9.5 12 17.1 15.6 18.4 18.5
Hyperoptic 150 MbpsA (0.7)Down 16.9 33.6 68.2 76.5 134.4 159
  Up 6 15.8 41.1 57.8 100.3 138.2
Virgin Media BusinessA (0.6)Down 6.4 18.1 61 76.1 125.2 164.8
  Up 2.1 4.6 15.9 24 43.3 60.8
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 35.5 40.8 58.7 56 71.6 73.9
  Up 9.3 10.9 16.3 14.9 18.2 18.5
BT Superfast 2 FTTP 80/20A (0.4)Down 34.4 43.2 57.9 56.7 72.2 73.2
  Up 11.5 13.4 19.1 17.4 20.9 21.3
M247A (0.2)Down 8.2 16.1 55.5 94.3 96.2 221.9
  Up 2.1 5.3 27.1 70.1 91.3 114.1
BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 35.7 42.6 54.1 53.5 67 70.7
  Up 10.3 12 16.6 15.5 18.2 18.6
IDNet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 25.9 37.2 53.6 51.7 70.2 71.4
  Up 8.9 9.6 15.8 14.2 18 18.3
Gigaclear GO100A(0.5)Down 24.2 31.1 51.5 52.3 75.5 81.4
  Up 16.6 24.2 42.7 51 78.3 89.8
EE Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20 A (0.3)Down 38 41.3 51.3 52.8 67.1 70.8
  Up 8.8 10.5 15.6 14.3 18.1 18.5
TalkTalk Superfast Fibre FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 37.3 39.6 50.9 51.9 66 72.9
  Up 8.2 10.3 16.1 14.6 18.3 18.7
Plusnet Fibre Extra FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 34 39.6 50.4 51.1 65.6 70.1
  Up 8.1 9.8 15.2 14 18.1 18.4
Other Small Providers FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 20.8 29.8 49.9 53.9 68.6 71.3
  Up 6.8 9.6 15.5 14 18.1 18.5
Vodafone FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 34.7 39.1 49.1 50.5 64.1 71.3
  Up 9.4 10.4 14.9 14.1 17.6 17.9
Sky Superfast Fibre FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 30.6 38 48.5 49.1 62.9 69.1
  Up 9.7 11 16.3 14.9 18.2 18.5
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 19.9 31.5 48 48 68.9 70.9
  Up 9.5 10.7 15.9 14.8 18.1 18.5
KCOM Lightstream FTTP All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 12.1 24.3 42.3 67 79.9 150.6
  Up 4 6.4 14.8 18.1 28.4 33.4
SeeTheLight, OFNL FTTPA (0.3)Down 4.2 14.9 40.2 52 62.4 106.8
  Up 2 8.4 11.7 17.8 23 52.9
Virgin M70B(0.8)Down 15.5 19.5 34.6 38.8 59.9 73.3
  Up 3.7 4 4.7 4.6 5.2 5.4
Hyperoptic 30 MbpsB(1.1)Down 3.2 7 33.8 25 34.8 35.1
  Up 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.8 1 1.1
BT Superfast 1 FTTP 55/10A (0.6)Down 11.5 17.8 33.7 32.6 49.2 50.5
  Up 3.1 4.2 8.1 7.3 10 10.3
Zen Internet FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.2 17.9 29.2 26.6 35.8 36.9
  Up 2.5 3.8 6.5 6.1 8.8 9.1
EE Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.4 16.1 28 25.6 35.1 36.6
  Up 2.5 3.5 5.5 5.5 7.8 8.4
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10A (0.5)Down 11.5 16.7 27.2 27.2 37.5 43.8
  Up 2.4 3.3 5.3 5.4 7.8 8.6
PostOffice FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.5 13.7 27 25.2 34.4 37.1
  Up 3.9 5 7.6 6.9 8.8 8.9
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 9.2 13.5 26.7 23.9 34.6 36.3
  Up 2 3.5 7 6.4 9 9.1
TalkTalk Faster Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 11.2 16.1 26.6 25.2 35.3 37
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.4 5.5 7.8 8.5
Airband Fixed WirelessB (0.9)Down 1.9 4.4 26.6 38.2 41 50.7
  Up 0.4 0.9 3.6 14 9.6 12.2
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 12.5 16.9 25.8 24.9 33.9 35.7
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.3 5.3 7.3 8.3
Vodafone FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.9 15.4 25 24.3 34.2 36.6
  Up 2.2 3.3 5.3 5.3 7.5 8.1
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.5 15.1 24.4 23.5 32.7 35.7
  Up 2.3 3.4 5.3 5.4 7.5 8.3
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 3.2 7.3 23.1 29.2 45.5 64.1
  Up 0.5 0.8 3.8 6.6 10.7 16.8
Other Small Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 7.8 12.5 22.9 22.4 33.5 36.7
  Up 2 2.9 5.6 5.6 8.4 8.9
Virgin M50B (1.1)Down 2.4 4.6 18.1 23 44.5 53.7
  Up 0.6 1.1 2.3 2 2.9 3.1
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.4)Down 3 5.2 15.1 25.5 37.7 60.9
  Up 0.6 1.1 3.4 6.2 10.4 14.5
Three 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 1.9 3.8 12.1 17.2 28.4 40.8
  Up 0.5 0.9 2.3 5.1 9.3 13.3
O2 Mobile 3G/4GC (1.5)Down 2 3.4 11.6 16.8 28.2 39.5
  Up 0.5 0.9 2.3 4.8 8.1 13.2
Quickline Fixed WirelessC (1.4)Down 2.6 4.5 11.3 12.6 20.4 27.4
  Up 0.2 0.8 3.2 4.1 6.3 8
BT WiFiA (0.7)Down 0.9 3.2 8.3 9 10.5 16.5
  Up 0.3 0.5 2.3 4.9 7.6 13.6
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 2.5 4 7.7 9 15.2 18.9
  Up 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9
IDNet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.2 2.8 6.6 7.7 14.5 16.4
  Up 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.9 1
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 0.9 2 6 7.2 12.5 15.7
  Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
Post Office ADSL2+A (0.5)Down 0.9 2.3 6 6.6 10.6 14
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Sky ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.2 2.4 5.8 7.1 12.1 15.2
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 0.8 2 5.8 6.7 11.4 14.2
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
Vodafone Broadband ADSL2+A (0.9)Down 0.5 1.4 5.7 7 12.1 16.1
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 1
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.7 1.7 5.4 6.6 11.5 14.8
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.9
TalkTalk Business ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.5 1.8 5.3 6.3 10.3 14
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.7 1.7 5.1 6.5 11.4 15.3
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 1
Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 0.6 1.6 5 6.5 11.9 15.6
  Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9

For those not familiar with the quality score, this is a measure of the variance of the download speed during the course of the test, so those with low scores of 0.1 to 0.2 have very stable speeds, where as those scoring grades C and higher have wildly varying speeds during the course of the test. The general rule is that using Wi-Fi or a mobile service generally means your speeds are more variable and this is reflected in the scores seen for mobile and wireless based services.

Comments

It's appear that both Zen 40/10 and 80/20 FTTC are better overall than Plusnet

  • adslmax
  • 18 days ago

Vodafone Gigafast's top tier is 900 up and down, yes? The speeds here are barely half that.

Are they not delivering that yet? (or enough speedtests been run)

  • Cessquill
  • 16 days ago

Not enough people using Vodafone Gigafast tiers to split the product out, as their footprint and take-up grows and our sample size grows we will teach the system how to split their speed tests into the different products

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 16 days ago

Makes sense, thanks.

  • Cessquill
  • 16 days ago

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