Virgin Media daily speeds during February and March 2020
The monthly and quarterly speed test analysis that we run can easily mask a day or two of poor performance, so with as many people as possible working from home it is time to share more about the daily average speeds that we have tracked for a long time now.
Today we look at Virgin Media covering the period 1st February 2020 to and including 30th March 2020, with the full download, upload, latency and quality measurements.
The graphs show that since the big stay at home push started two weeks ago and fully underway on the evening of the 23rd March due to the COVID-19 pandemic things are looking surprisingly normal compared to the previous weeks. Of course this does not mean that individuals will not be having problems or seeing congestion. The key takeaway is that overall things are holding up well to the levels of usage and having survived the first full week of the lockdown should hopefully be sustainable.
There is one cautionary note, the mean latency since the 21st is looking to be in a period of higher values but within the usual range we would expect. We need another couple of weeks of data to see if the values stay marginally higher or do vary following the previously established pattern.
We will endeavour to cover one of the major providers in the same way every week going forward, though if our alarms do indicate a problem on any day we will pop a quick alert up to help people see whether its just them, a local issue or a wider ISP problem.