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Vodafone Home broadband speeds for 21st February to 19th May 2020

Vodafone and its FTTC and FTTP along with some ADSL2+ customers speed test results are the focus of our data drop this week. The graphs in this article cover the 89 days between 21st February 2020 and 19th May 2020, the 20th is missing simply because we started on writting the item on Wednesday but got sidetracked with other work.

Vodafone Home Broadband download speeds January February March April 2020
Chart of the daily download speeds seen from Vodafone Home Broadband speed tests
Vodafone Home Broadband upload speeds January February March April 2020
Chart of the daily upload speeds seen from Vodafone Home Broadband speed tests
Vodafone Home Broadband latency in January February March April 2020
Chart of the daily median and mean latency seen from Vodafone Home Broadband speed tests
Vodafone Home Broadband quality score in January February March April 2020
Chart of the quality score seen from Vodafone Home Broadband speed tests, reflecting how consistent download speeds are during a test. The closer to zero the better.

While none of the charts have totally flat lines, this is the nature of crowd sourced testing i.e. we see slightly different groups of people using our speed test each day. The advantage to this though is if providers are having problems we will usually see it once it starts to affect a reasonable number of customers, so while there will undoubtably have been people with broadband problems in the last 90 days with Vodafone it the pattern really looks no different before 23rd March and following on from then.

Next week we will start again with a look at BT how its daily performance for the last 90 days. Our alert system of course is running everyday and we will talk about any major slow downs.

Comments

Be really interested to see the BT one - mine has gone from nearly 38Mbps (with a guarantee of 26) to 21 with a guarantee of 18.

Can anyone also explain why Vodafone in theory can deliver up to 55Mbps while BT's offering has seriously decreased from 38 down to 18. Its the same lines surely? And sadly I am locked into BT argh!

  • webchem
  • 10 days ago

We covered BT some weeks ago and if there had been a nationwide drop from 38 to 18 in speed test results we would have covered it again.

The question is what is your actual sync speed? The estimates use a feedback loop so if that has dropped then the guarantee may lower. As for why Vodafone say 55 Mbps they may be reporting the high end estimate.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 10 days ago

plusnets speed is not as good as it was to be honest, while it is still ok, it is down from what I normally have by about 5-7Mb/s. But I doubt it will make any difference if i changed provider.

  • zyborg47
  • 10 days ago

I moved recently and took my Vodafone with me, I was getting full Speeds 40/10 sync was slightly over 40000 kbps, I then upgraded to Superfast 2 (80/20) Now I'm currently sat at 32399 kbps... with an upload of 5911 kbps, they really couldn't care less, I've complained and complained, and nothing is done... I get emails saying they called me, yet I have zero missed calls... it's becoming such a pain... yet friends in Virgin Areas just got an upgrade to 1gb! this is insane.

  • smir
  • 7 days ago

I am suffering with Vodafone "Superfast 2". No complaint about the sync speed or the reliability - it is rock steady at 80Mbps and never drops the line. The throughput is atrocious with download speeds never exceeding 16Mbps and often down to virtually zero. Streaming at HD or even at LD cannot be relied on with 1GB downloads sometimes taking hours.

31-05-2020 12:37:26 (GMT) 1.0 Mbps 0.5 Mbps Vodafone Broadband
18-05-2020 10:25:41 (GMT) 1.5 Mbps 0.5 Mbps Vodafone Broadband
18-05-2020 10:09:47 (GMT) 1.5 Mbps 0.6 Mbps Vodafone Broadband
16-05-2020 10:49:25 (GMT) 2.4 Mbps 0.6 Mbps Vodafone

  • TheCole
  • about 17 hours ago

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