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UK broadband speed test results for February 2020

Welcome to March and that means it is time to share the results users got from our speed test during February. 

The top of the table is dominated by full fibre operators as you would expect, but apart from the asymmetry the Virgin Media Gig1 service once enough people buy it and the upgrade programme for lower speeds settle is going to be fighting for a place at the top of the table.

So without all the fanfare and sparkly award trophies here is the biggest table of speed test results for UK broadband providers.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in February 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 205.4 243.8 311.8 415.8 620 658
  Up 95.8 131.1 235.5 296.6 462.6 544.6
Gigaclear GO900 Full FibreA (0.4)Down 69.5 175.4 308.8 339.5 397.1 623.3
  Up 98.8 183.5 236.7 289.7 350.8 491
Community Fibre Gigabit Full Fibre B (1.3)Down 190.1 223.9 305.3 334 411.8 464.1
    Up 201.7 256.6 377.8 410.9 588.4 683.3
RM Broadband FTTPA (0.4)Down 114.8 142 252.5 236.9 303.4 328.7
  Up 77.2 95.8 199.4 191.2 255.4 263
Virgin Media M350 Cable BroadbandA (0.4)Down 102.3 136.2 201.6 214.8 293.2 370.5
  Up 22.6 26.8 33.8 32.4 36.1 36.5
Zen Internet G.fastA (0.2)Down 101.7 114.3 199.1 198.7 264.7 290.5
  Up 10.1 17.5 38 33.7 45.9 46.6
Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 60 82.5 175.4 173.9 217.3 296.6
  Up 24.3 32.1 47.1 60.5 60.9 71.7
Community Fibre 200 Mbps Full FibreA (0.3)Down 109.4 123 147 146.4 161.1 190.1
  Up 97 118 148.6 145.3 152.5 196.2
EE G.fastA (0.2)Down 112 124.4 137.1 166.9 234.4 278.9
  Up 20.1 20.8 27.7 29.7 41.9 45.7
Gigaclear GO 200 Full FibreB (1.0)Down 101.9 102.4 134.9 140.7 184 192.7
  Up 66.9 74.4 101.7 104.5 145.2 151.3
TalkTalk FibreNation York Full FibreA (0.2)Down 82.2 86.4 134.3 238 379.1 668.3
  Up 23.2 26.2 48.3 127.7 92.1 597.2
BT G.fast Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.1)Down 94.2 103.1 123.3 135.3 139.2 202.8
  Up 19.1 24.5 28.1 28.2 29.8 37.9
TalkTalk G.fastA (0.3)Down 94.6 106 117.4 122.4 151.2 153.5
  Up 14.4 20.3 27.3 25 29.1 30.4
BT FTTP Ultrafast 1 & 2A (0.2)Down 56.5 71.3 112 129.3 174.9 260.5
  Up 21.1 24.6 29.4 33 43.1 48.6
Fibre Nest Full FibreA (0.6)Down 24.1 40.8 110.6 107.8 159 171
  Up 8 12.9 52.9 42.9 56.8 60
Cerberus NetworksA (0.3)Down 4.2 5.3 109.1 157.3 290.4 295.9
  Up 1 3.1 20.2 26.1 30.1 40.4
M247A (0.1)Down 84.4 91.7 98.2 222.7 373 503.6
  Up 23 49.9 92.2 187.1 261.1 494.7
exponential-eA (0.1)Down 6.2 22.4 90 111 167.3 289.2
  Up 2.5 11.6 74.8 86 108.7 199.4
Zen Internet Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 29.4 36.3 88.6 103.6 143 211.6
  Up 6.7 9.3 20.3 35.5 48.8 51.2
KCOM Lightstream Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 15.6 37 77.8 108.7 156.6 223.2
  Up 3.6 5.7 20 24.9 33.6 37
Virgin Media Cable All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 16.7 28.9 74.5 89.7 123.1 200
  Up 3.2 4.8 9.7 13.3 20.9 29.6
Hyperoptic 150 Mbps Full FibreC(1.2)Down 23.1 34.5 70.8 84.8 153.7 158.1
  Up 6.2 8.4 42.4 57.3 92.4 152.7
TalkTalk GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 21.9 30.4 69.4 65.2 89.9 103.7
  Up 2.5 5.6 15.8 13.7 17.9 18.7
Wessex InternetA (0.6)Down 23 28.8 67.3 82.5 100.5 105.2
  Up 2.4 4.8 9.7 21.2 34.3 36.2
Plusnet GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 26.7 35.2 61.4 66.1 75.3 104.3
  Up 4.2 8.1 18.2 17.4 21.5 24.2
BT Superfast 2 FTTP 80/20A (0.3)Down 39.2 46.5 59.2 57.3 70.6 73.1
  Up 11.1 11.9 18.2 16.6 20 20.7
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 33.2 38.7 56 54.4 70.8 74
  Up 9.1 10.1 16 14.6 18.2 18.5
IDNet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 36.9 45.2 55.8 55.9 69.1 70.5
  Up 9.1 9.7 14.5 14.2 18.3 18.5
BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 37.5 43.1 54.1 53.9 67.4 70.9
  Up 10.1 11.6 16.5 15.4 18.2 18.7
Virgin Media BusinessA (0.7)Down 1.9 6.2 53.3 113.8 193 326.2
  Up 0.9 2.4 12.8 31.9 37 65.3
EE Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 37.6 41.8 53.2 53 66.1 70.4
  Up 9.9 11.8 16.7 15.2 18.3 18.6
Vodafone Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 37.8 40.8 52.9 52.9 66.1 72.1
  Up 9.3 10.7 16.1 14.8 18.1 18.7
TalkTalk Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A(0.2)Down 36.3 39.2 52.1 52.6 68 73.4
  Up 8.9 10.4 16.2 14.7 18.2 18.7
OFNL SeeTheLight Full FibreA(0.4)Down 14.6 27.8 51.5 65.4 104 120.8
  Up 1.2 7.5 12.7 19.1 23.7 43.6
Other Providers FTTC 80/20A(0.2)Down 30.5 38.1 51.3 53.1 70.4 73.5
  Up 8.9 10.6 17 15 18.2 18.7
Plusnet Fibre Extra FTTC 80/20A(0.2)Down 32.6 39 49.9 50.7 65.3 70.2
  Up 8.8 10.1 14.8 14 18 18.4
Sky Fibre Max FTTC 80/20 A (0.2)Down 32.1 38.8 49 49.4 62.1 68.9
  Up 9.5 10.9 15.8 14.7 18.2 18.6
Gigaclear GO 100 Full FibreA (0.3)Down 14.6 22 40.5 44.1 60.1 88.1
  Up 11.2 13.5 38.9 39.2 59.5 69.5
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 18.5 27.2 39.5 44.9 65.5 72.5
  Up 9.1 9.6 13.7 14 18.3 18.7
Sky GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 16.1 25.8 37.4 47 56.9 69.4
  Up 3.7 5.4 9.6 11.5 17.3 18.5
Post Office FTTC 80/20A (0.3)Down 20.6 31.5 37.3 40.1 56.2 69.4
  Up 9.2 9.4 9.8 11.9 16.7 17.7
BT Superfast 1 FTTP 55/10A (0.4)Down 14.1 22.1 35.2 33.9 47 48.6
  Up 3.2 4.6 8.1 7.3 9.7 10.1
Airband Fixed WirelessA (0.7)Down 9.5 15.6 29.9 32.2 40.3 41.6
  Up 1.7 1.8 6.3 12.2 11.1 23.8
Zen Internet FTTC 40/10A (0.2)Down 16.1 18.7 29 27.7 36.7 37.3
  Up 3 4 6.7 6.3 8.8 9
Post Office FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 10.5 15.1 28.2 26 36.3 37
  Up 3 4.1 7.3 6.5 8.6 8.9
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10A (0.4)Down 12 16.6 27.7 27.4 37.5 43.6
  Up 2.3 3.3 5.3 5.4 7.9 8.6
Daisy Wholesale FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.8 17.1 27.2 25.9 35.3 36.3
  Up 2.3 4.1 7.1 6.4 8.6 8.9
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.4)Down 4.2 8.6 26.8 28 40 52.4
  Up 0.6 0.8 6.7 6.4 8.6 8.9
TalkTalk Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 10.3 15.8 26.7 25.2 35.9 37.1
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.5 5.5 7.9 8.5
EE Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 12 16.5 26.6 25.3 35 36.8
  Up 2.2 3.3 5.3 5.3 7.7 8.4
Vodafone Superfast 1 FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 11.3 16.2 26.2 24.9 34.3 36.6
  Up 2.4 3.3 5.2 5.3 7.5 8.2
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 12.1 16.4 25 24.5 34 36
  Up 2.3 3.4 5.4 5.4 7.7 8.4
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 10.2 14.8 24.4 23.5 32.8 35.8
  Up 2.3 3.3 5.2 5.3 7.4 8.3
Other Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 9.1 13.2 23.7 23.1 33.8 36.8
  Up 2.3 3.6 5.6 5.8 8.4 8.8
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.3)Down 3.4 7.6 21.6 29.7 45.7 67.7
  Up 0.5 1 4.9 7.5 12.4 17.9
Three Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.4)Down 1.9 3.9 12.3 19 30.7 48.2
  Up 0.4 0.8 2.2 5.6 10.4 14.8
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.5)Down 2.1 4.5 11.8 25 37 56.6
  Up 0.5 1 2.8 5.9 10.9 15.5
O2 Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.6)Down 1.9 3 10.9 15.2 24.1 35.2
  Up 0.5 0.9 2 4.1 6 10.4
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.3 3 7 8.3 13.8 17.1
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
Vodafone ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 1 2 6.3 7.4 11.9 15.8
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.7 1 1.1
Sky ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.3 2.4 6 7.3 12.3 15.2
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.0
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.8 2 5.9 7.1 12.2 16
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0
Post Office ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.4 2.5 5.9 6.7 10.6 13.4
  Up 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 0.9 2 5.8 6.8 11.6 14.9
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.9 2.1 5.5 6.9 11.7 15.5
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.0
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.9 1.8 5.3 6.5 11 14.8
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0
Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.1 0.6 4.1 5.5 10 13.7
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.8

Comments

I've never seen the value in these averages for openreach provided FTTC/ADSL? When the speed is capped by the sync speed of your line, surely the backbone limitations of your provider are secondary when your line can't hit 20Mbps? For FTTP it makes more sense as the backbone will likely be the limitation. Its not like my line will suddenly jump for 22Mbps to 30Mbps if I switch provider. Have I missed something?

  • cheesemp
  • 29 days ago

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