Broadband News

UK broadband speed test results for August 2019

A day or so later than normal and that is down to spending time looking at the situation with Virgin Media. Virgin Media is rolling out a set of upload speed upgrades and this is making it harder to identify the product tiers automatically, the result of this is that we are not showing all the Virgin Media speed tiers and are replacing the M200/150/100/70 services with the overall figures for Virgin Media.

Hyperoptic have also changed the speed of one of their products and the product detection is taking this into account, but this change was simpler and thus easier to teach to the automated systems.

While the table does create a battle to be at the top the real purpose of this large report each month is to allow people to see how their own individual speed test compares with others on the same product. At the end of Q3 2019 in addition to our monthly reporting we will look at the different technologies and the change in popularity of the technologies over time.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in August 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%
Hyperoptic GigabitA (0.3)Down 207.7 242.1 435.6 482 737.1 822.4
  Up 104.5 135 238.6 344.6 469.3 790.6
Gigaclear GigabitA (0.2)Down 144.8 162.8 264.8 289.9 321.9 406.5
  Up 184.1 203.8 272.2 287.1 316.7 422.7
Community Fibre A (0.6)Down 62.8 82.2 209.5 231.3 304.3 445.6
    Up 48.6 73 184.9 212.4 338.8 394.4
Virgin M350A (0.6)Down 94.7 114.7 155.6 170.1 220.7 261.9
  Up 26.6 30.9 35.1 34.4 36.2 36.6
TalkTalk UFO/Fibre Nation  FTTPA (0.3)Down 91.7 93.4 144.3 191.3 288 338.4
  Up 34.8 50.1 62.9 69 81.7 88.5
Exponential-eA (0.3)Down 84.6 90.1 142.7 160.7 187.7 220.5
  Up 57 69.2 92.4 118.8 156.8 217.3
Gigaclear GO200A (0.4)Down 100.5 101.3 131.1 129.5 159.4 168.2
  Up 45.9 70.1 104.7 101.9 133.6 144.4
BT G.fast Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.1)Down 95.4 102.8 122.8 147.4 176.7 262.8
  Up 16.8 22.7 28.1 29.3 43.7 46.1
Vodafone Gigafast All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 50.7 81.2 107.7 158.2 220.9 313.9
  Up 24.5 33.6 49.8 67.9 70.4 84.2
BT FTTP Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.3)Down 54.7 70.4 99.3 123.6 168.1 239.1
  Up 20.5 23 29.8 31.2 40.7 47.7
M247A (0.1) Down 87.3 91.2 96.2 134.9 199.5 258.2
  Up 30.2 40.3 91 119.3 178.1 326.6
Fibre Nest (Persimmon) FTTHA (0.6)Down 24 37.6 91.3 106.3 151.7 166.1
  Up 11.4 13.1 21.9 32.7 56.9 58.2
Zen Internet GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 31.6 37.4 83.5 104.1 145.2 215.5
  Up 8.3 10.6 20.4 34.9 42 60.2
AAISP GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 39.8 53.7 81.1 89 142.9 145.4
  Up 16.5 19.1 21.5 29.4 35.5 36.8
Hyperoptic 150 MbpsB (0.9)Down 17.7 36.5 74.7 82 145.9 164.8
  Up 8.5 20.6 51.9 65.8 114.7 168.6
KCOM Lightstream All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 20.4 29.5 71 102.8 160.2 232.5
  Up 5.3 9.3 18.5 28.5 33.9 41.1
IDNet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 37.2 46 60.7 56.4 68.3 70.8
  Up 9.1 11.4 16.4 15.3 18.4 18.7
Virgin Media All SpeedsA (0.6)Down 15.1 25.8 59.6 76 111.1 158.9
  Up 2.5 3.7 5.8 11.3 20.5 27.8
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 32.3 41.3 56.4 54.3 69.7 72.9
  Up 9.3 10.3 16.5 14.6 18.2 18.5
BT Superfast 2 FTTP 80/20A (0.3)Down 37 43.3 56.3 56.3 71.9 73.1
  Up 12.2 13.8 18.8 17.5 20.7 21.1

BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20

A (0.3)Down 26.7 43 54.2 54.1 67.2 70.7
  Up 10.3 11.9 16.6 15.5 18.3 18.7
Plusnet Fibre Extra FTTC 80/20A(0.3)Down 36.9 40.9 51.3 52 65.3 69.7
  Up 8.4 10.1 15.7 14.3 18.1 18.4
Vodafone Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20 A (0.2)Down 33.5 39.2 50.7 51.2 65.7 71.6
  Up 9.4 10.6 15.5 14.3 17.6 17.9
TalkTalk Superfast Fibre FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 36.5 39.5 49.8 52.2 65.5 72.1
  Up 8.8 10.5 16.1 14.6 18.3 18.7
EE Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 36.9 40.5 49.3 51.1 65.6 68.7
  Up 9.3 11 15.4 14.5 18.1 18.4
Sky Superfast FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 31.1 38.4 47.7 48.6 61.9 67.7
  Up 9.7 11.1 16.2 14.9 18.2 18.5
Virgin Media BusinessA (0.3)Down 3.6 11.6 47.3 63.3 95.3 136.4
  Up 9.7 11.1 16.2 14.9 18.2 18.5
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 23.1 27.7 46.7 46.9 65.5 71.2
  Up 9.6 11.2 16.6 15.1 18.2 18.5
Other Providers FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 19.9 29.2 46.7 49.9 68.1 73
  Up 8.7 9.8 15.4 14.3 18.3 18.7
Gigaclear GO100B (1.0)Down 17.9 23.1 43.4 48.3 76.8 85.6
  Up 11 19.8 34.4 40.2 66.7 79.2
SeeTheLight, OFNL FTTPA (0.5)Down 8 16.8 37.2 50 57.7 97.3
  Up 2.7 4.8 11.2 14.7 19.3 23.5
BT Superfast 1 FTTP 55/10A(0.5)Down 13.7 20.7 36 34.4 48.6 50.5
  Up 3.5 4.8 8.5 7.5 10 10.3
Zen Internet FTTC 40/10A(0.2)Down 12.7 18.3 27.9 26.6 35.9 37
  Up 2.4 3.3 6 5.9 8.7 9
Post Office FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 10.5 16 27.2 25.5 36.1 37.1
  Up 1.8 3.5 7.2 6.3 8.9 9
EE Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 11.2 16.3 27.1 25.4 34.9 36.8
  Up 2.3 3.4 5.4 5.4 7.8 8.4
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10A (0.5)Down 11.5 16.1 27.1 27.1 37.9 43.8
  Up 2.3 3.3 5.3 5.4 7.7 8.6
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.2 15.7 26.6 24.7 34.6 36.7
  Up 2.1 3.7 7.3 6.5 8.9 9.1
TalkTalk Faster Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 11.6 16.3 26.5 25.3 35.5 37
  Up 2.5 3.5 5.5 5.5 7.8 8.5
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
Hyperoptic 50 MbpsB (1.0)Down 2.8 5.7 26 21.7 34.1 34.7
  Up 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.3 1 3.1
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.6)Down 12.3 17.2 25.5 24.8 33.8 35.8
  Up 2.3 3.2 5.1 5.2 7.3 8.3
Sky Superfast FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.5 14.8 24.2 23.4 32.3 35.6
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.3 5.3 7.5 8.3
Vodafone FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 8.8 13.8 24 23.3 33.2 36.2
  Up 2.1 3.1 5 5.1 7.2 8
Airband Fixed WirelessC (1.2)Down 5.9 14.3 23.8 34 40.9 69.6
  Up 0.8 1.8 5.2 17.1 18.5 40
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 3 6.8 23.2 29.8 46.2 66.4
  Up 0.5 0.8 4.5 7 11.6 17.8
Other Small Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 8 11.9 23.2 22.5 33.7 36.6
  Up 1.8 2.7 5.5 5.6 8.4 8.9
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.3)Down 2.8 6.3 21 23.5 37 42.7
  Up 0.4 0.6 5.2 6.1 9.4 16.4
Virgin Media M50B (1.0)Down 1.9 4.6 20 23.5 45.4 53.5
  Up 0.5 1.1 2.3 2.1 3 3.1
O2 WifiC (1.4)Down 1.8 9 18 19.9 24.4 31.2
  Up 0.9 1.3 4.4 5.2 5.5 13.1
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.5)Down 2.9 6 15.2 26 37.3 63.4
  Up 0.6 1.1 3.7 6.3 10.2 16.3
Relish Fixed WirelessC (1.4)Down 1.8 3.1 12 16.2 29.3 36.5
  Up 0.2 0.4 1.6 2.3 4.1 5.2
O2 Mobile 3G/4GC (1.5)Down 2 4 11.8 17.7 28.2 42.8
  Up 0.5 1.1 2.4 5 8.1 14.3
Three Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 1.8 3.8 11.7 17.6 29.9 41.6
  Up 0.4 0.8 2.3 5.4 10.1 14.3
IDNet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.5)Down 2.6 5.3 10.2 10.4 15.7 18.4
  Up 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.7 1 1.1
BT WifiA (0.5)Down 2.2 4.5 8.7 11.3 9.5 17.5
  Up 0.5 0.7 2.7 5.6 6.7 11.8
Sky ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.2 2.4 6.2 7.4 12.5 15.7
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Vodafone ADSL2+B (1.0)Down 0.7 1.7 6 6.9 11.6 15.1
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 1 1.2
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 0.7 2 6 7.2 12.6 15.9
  Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Post Office ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.1 2.1 6 6.4 10 13.5
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.2 1.9 5.9 7.6 13.7 17.4
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 0.8 1.8 5.8 6.8 11.8 14.4
  Up 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 0.8 2 5.7 6.8 11.1 14.6
  Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.7 1.8 5.4 6.9 12 15.8
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.7 1.6 5 6.5 11.3 15.1
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 1

There may be some suprise that the figures for the 5G mobile providers have not climbed a lot higher, but this is to be expected as there is a limited choice of 5G mobile handsets and beyond the media and social influencer set there is probably not many people at the right point in their mobile contract cycle ready to upgrade and also able to afford to upgrade. Now with EE, Three and Vodafone now all offering unlimited SIM plans the number signing up to new contracts may start to increase. 

Comments

Post a comment

Login Register