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UK broadband speed test results for January 2020

It is time for monthly round-up of speeds of wide range of broadband services in the UK from January 2020 and Virgin Media is managing to hold its place towards the top of the table. If speed tests like this 767 Mbps download test from a Gig1 customer become more common they might even make it to the top of the table.

EE has been the top placed provider for mobile technologies i.e. 3G, 4G and 5G for a long time and with tests such as this 323 Mbps test using a Samsung S10 5G handset, note result might be 4G or 5G we cannot be 100% certain but handset suggests 5G.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in January 2020
(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 Gigabit Full FibreA (0.4)Down 66.1 199.4 338.2 339.2 437.7 589.1
  Up 85.3 156.1 223.9 323.9 371.1 698.1
Gigaclear GO900 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 189.4 225.2 305.7 285.7 323.4 326.3
  Up 110.6 170.4 204.5 209 242.8 255.2
Community Fibre Gigabit Full Fibre A (1.0)Down 171.1 213.9 296.2 320.1 403.5 508
    Up 246 290.5 440 443.1 614.3 647.6
Virgin Media M350 cable broadbandA (0.4)Down 97.3 125.3 188.2 206.9 278.9 368
  Up 22.9 26.8 33.6 33.2 36.1 36.6
TalkTalk FibreNation York Full FibreA (0.2)Down 91.8 96.4 179.7 203.2 294.7 362.2
  Up 28 29.8 54.5 61.2 69.8 71.4
Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 61 81.6 165.6 205.8 284.6 440.3
  Up 23 28.4 51 86.8 68.3 225
Gigaclear GO 200 Full FibreA (0.5)Down 103.7 111.9 155.6 145.3 165.3 180.3
  Up 74.4 95.8 117 123.7 157.9 166.8
EE G.fast Max 1 & 2A (0.1)Down 106.7 120.2 140.9 174.1 267.6 282.8
  Up 14.6 25.9 28.5 31 43.8 44.5
Community Fibre 200 Mbps Full FibreA (0.6)Down 82.6 93.3 133.4 141.4 179 243.7
  Up 59.4 92.5 148.4 133.6 152.9 194.5
TalkTalk G.fast Faster 150 & 300A (0.1)Down 103.5 114.3 128.3 129.5 146.2 150.8
  Up 20.9 22.6 28 28.2 30.8 37.3
BT G.fast Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.2)Down 94.1 101.6 124.7 136.5 143.5 214.6
  Up 16.2 21.5 27.9 27.9 29.7 42.2
BT FTTP Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.2)Down 50.8 69 104.5 126 179.7 261.9
  Up 21.7 24.9 29.5 33 44.8 48.9
Zen Internet Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 29.9 35.3 78.9 114.1 195.9 261
  Up 7.7 10.2 19.9 41.1 47.5 90.1
Virgin Media cable broadband All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 16.5 28.7 67.8 85.7 117.6 189.7
  Up 3 4.7 9.6 13.1 20.7 29.4
exponential-eA (0.5)Down 8.7 25.1 60.6 83 123.6 226.4
  Up 2.4 6 26.3 65.4 92.7 167
RM BroadbandD (1.9)Down 22.9 33.9 58.5 79.4 81.4 197.4
  Up 4.6 11.8 34.6 41.7 57.3 69.8
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 37.2 40.5 56.4 55.8 71.8 74
  Up 8.7 10.3 16.3 14.6 18.1 18.4
BT Superfast 2 FTTP 80/20A (0.3)Down 38.4 45.2 56.2 55.3 69.6 71.1
  Up 11 12.5 17.8 16.5 20.1 20.7
KCOM Lightstream Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 15.7 25.7 55.8 106.7 184.6 247.1
  Up 4.9 7.5 19.8 35.9 35.1 89.1
BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 36.9 42.7 54 53.4 66.4 69.9
  Up 10.2 11.7 16.5 15.4 18.2 18.6
Wessex InternetA (0.3)Down 16.2 20.2 53.8 72.2 106.6 108.6
  Up 3.1 4.7 9.3 11.1 14 20.8
IDNet FTTC 80/20A(0.1)Down 37.5 42.9 53 55.9 70.1 73.3
  Up 8.4 9.4 14 13.8 18.1 18.4
EE FIbre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 36.1 41.5 52.3 52.8 65.8 69.9
  Up 10 11.8 16.4 15.3 18.3 18.7
Vodafone Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20 A (0.2)Down 36.9 41 51.8 52.8 67.1 72.8
  Up 9.4 11.1 16.1 14.9 18 18.6
TalkTalk Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 35.2 39.1 50.6 51.4 65.8 71.9
  Up 8.8 10.7 16.1 14.7 18.2 18.7
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 19.6 31.9 50.5 48.6 67.9 72.8
  Up 9.4 10.1 15.8 14.6 18.3 18.6
Sky Fibre Max FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 32.8 39 49.6 50.2 63.7 69.9
  Up 9.7 11.1 16.1 14.9 18.3 18.6
Plusnet Fibre Extra FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 28.8 39 49.5 50.6 64.1 69.2
  Up 9 10.4 15.3 14.3 18 18.4
Other Providers FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 23.1 31.5 49.3 49.5 68.2 72.8
  Up 9.1 10 15.7 14.3 18 18.5
Virgin Media BusinessA (0.6)Down 4.5 13.3 48 94.8 168.5 236.6
  Up 1.2 3.3 12.7 28.6 33.9 54.3
Plusnet GEA FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 19.1 24.1 45 58 69 84.5
  Up 3 4.7 10.9 11.9 17.8 19.8
Gigaclear GO 100 Full FibreA (0.3)Down 18.3 24.6 42.2 45 58.1 87.9
  Up 16.1 18.3 34.5 40.5 56.2 79.8
M247A(0.6)Down 8.6 14.6 40.7 58.7 84.8 134.2
  Up 2.4 4 10.8 33.2 46.6 88.5
OFNL SeeTheLight Full FibreA(0.6)Down 18.4 23.4 40.5 48.8 59.4 95.9
  Up 6.4 7 11.6 14.4 19.4 23.6
TalkTalk GEA FTTP All SpeedsA(0.4)Down 19.2 29.5 36.3 54.1 82.6 92.5
  Up 4.3 5 8.6 11.7 15 17.2
BT Superfast 1 FTTP 55/10A(0.6)Down 15 21.4 34.8 33.3 46.7 48.5
  Up 3.4 4.7 8.6 7.5 9.7 10.1
Sky GEA FTTP All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 9.9 15.7 29.7 59.4 81.6 85.8
  Up 1.5 3.1 7.4 17.4 16.3 20.4
Post Office FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 9 17.5 29.4 26.3 36.3 36.9
  Up 1.9 4 7.3 6.5 8.8 9
Zen Internet FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 12 16.7 27.2 25.3 34.9 36.8
  Up 2.4 3.9 6.3 6 8.7 9
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10A (0.5)Down 11.5 16.1 26.6 26.7 36.8 42.9
  Up 2.2 3.2 5.2 5.3 7.7 8.6
TalkTalk Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.8 15.7 26.1 24.8 34.8 36.3
  Up 2.5 3.4 5.3 5.4 7.8 8.4
EE Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.8 15.7 26.1 24.8 34.8 36.3
  Up 2.5 3.4 5.3 5.4 7.8 8.4
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 3.6 7.2 24.8 32 48.9 67.8
  Up 0.5 0.9 5.2 7.7 13.7 18.1
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 9 14.9 24.7 24.4 34.5 36
  Up 1.9 3 6.9 6.2 8.9 9.1
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 11.8 15.8 24.7 24.1 33.5 35.7
  Up 2.3 3.3 5.3 5.3 7.5 8.4
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 9.9 14.9 24.3 23.4 32.5 35.6
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.3 5.3 7.4 8.2
Other Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.6)Down 8.4 12.2 23.5 22.8 34.1 36.6
  Up 2 3 5.5 5.6 8.4 8.8
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.4)Down 3.8 8.3 23 25.6 37.4 47.3
  Up 0.6 0.7 6.3 6.7 10 16.6
O2 WiFiC (1.4)Down 2.5 8.7 18.4 20.6 29.2 44.2
  Up 1.1 2 4.7 5.7 8.8 12.1
Three Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 1.8 3.7 12.9 19.9 30.8 44.7
  Up 0.5 0.9 2.3 5.7 10.4 15.5
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.5)Down 2.5 4.9 12.6 24.3 35.4 57.3
  Up 0.6 1.2 3.2 5.8 10 13.2
O2 Mobile 3G/4GC (1.7)Down 1.7 2.9 10.4 17.4 27.7 41
  Up 0.4 0.9 2 4.5 7.5 12.0
BT WiFiB (0.8)Down 1.4 4.3 8.6 13.6 9.2 14.2
  Up 0.6 1.4 3.2 7.3 7.2 13.7
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.9 2.9 7 8.2 13.3 15.9
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.9
Vodafone ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.5 2.5 6.9 7.8 12.3 16.1
  Up 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.7 1 1.1
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1 2.3 6.4 7.5 12.7 15.6
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 1.0
Sky ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.4 2.6 6.4 7.5 12.5 15.6
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 1
Post Office ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.3 2.6 6 6.8 11.2 14.1
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.1 2.2 5.9 7 11.8 14.9
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.9 2 5.4 6.9 11.8 15.4
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.9 1
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.8 1.8 5.3 6.6 11.3 15
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0
Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.2 2.4 4.6 6.5 11.2 16
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.9

Comments

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  • Icemangunner84
  • 9 months ago

Was hoping to see the Virgin Media Gig broken out, but guessing still not enough data, theres actually very little information or reviews out about it atm, ine is being installed on the 20th Feb, so I'll add my data when its installed.

  • LudaLuke
  • 9 months ago

Once again, I ask that you add some functionality to these tables. They can't be heading sorted, and unless you personally work with them, you have no idea of what each column is, so have to scroll up and down to read each line.

- Sort by column
- Heading follows scroll

Perhaps also option to deselect rows, so people can compare their personal options.

  • camieabz
  • 9 months ago

Once again I point out the restrictions placed by the CMS used.

Hence why https://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/councils can do what you ask for.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 9 months ago

On Gig1 it is a rare sight still, remember only a small part of the network has it as an option and its not cheap.

Once all the upgrades and upload uplifts are over things might settle down.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 9 months ago

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