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UK broadband speed test results for May 2020

It is time to share our analysis of all the speed tests our visitors and users of our broadband speed test technology are recorded in May 2020.

With the news in their financial results that 95% of Virgin Media customers are on a 100 Mbps or faster service we have finally settled on M100, M200, M350, M500 and Gig1 as the speed tiers used by our detection system, alas the sample size for Gig1 is still too small to make the table.

Sky is reportedly running yet another small FTTP trial using the Openreach GEA-FTTP service and there is just enough people with the service from previous trials/staff sign-ups/new build homes to make it into the table. Once Sky and the same with other retailers launch their FTTP products for order by anyone we will update our listing. For those consuming our broadband API the specification will update in the next day or two and specific fields for Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone GEA-FTTP will be added.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in May 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%
BT 900 Full FibreA (0.1)Down 345.4 395.8 604.3 585.1 791.9 877.9
  Up 83.2 93 110.5 107.7 118.5 119.3
Community Fibre Gigabit Full FibreC (1.5)Down 215.8 267.6 414.5 425.1 591.3 623.8
  Up 135.7 214.3 460 489.9 743.6 801.2
Virgin Media M500 Cable DOCSIS 3.0A (0.1)Down 381.5 383.2 388.5 412.3 450.2 479.1
  Up 22.6 27.3 35.7 41.1 37.4 46.4
Hyperoptic Gigabit Full FibreA (0.6)Down 134.4 195.7 326.8 361.8 503.9 601.7
  Up 115.2 178.7 300.6 343.9 437.3 680.9
Gigaclear Gigabit Full Fibre A (0.2)Down 203.2 237.3 290.3 319.5 325.5 546.1
    Up 89.6 142.6 220.7 257.3 303.7 487.6
BT 500 Full FibreA (0.3)Down 93.4 144.3 252.5 248.1 356.7 379.2
  Up 50.6 52.3 61 60.7 68.1 72.2
Vodafone Gigafast Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 59.3 76.8 195.3 211.4 297.6 517.5
  Up 22.3 25.4 44.9 69 65 198.5
Virgin Media M350 Cable DOCSIS 3.0A (0.5)Down 100.3 126.7 187.6 199.2 267.7 324.4
  Up 22.7 25.7 32.1 30.7 35.6 36.3
BT Ultrafast 2 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 67 94.5 181.4 181.7 275.4 290.4
  Up 30.1 30.6 40.8 39.2 47.6 48.7
Community Fibre 200 Mbps Full FibreB (0.9)Down 100.5 107.8 143 150.1 203.2 208.3
  Up 77.9 93 141.4 137.3 184.6 201.4
TalkTalk Fibre Nation Full FibreA (0.3)Down 86.1 87.1 141.4 167.8 252 268.6
  Up 11.8 13.2 37.9 40.2 62.2 68.7
TalkTalk G.fast All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 92.9 104.2 134.6 130.9 149.2 151.6
  Up 15 18.4 28.2 27 28.8 32.1
EE G.fast All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 110.8 123.3 133.7 151 178.4 213.1
  Up 19.1 25.5 28 28.6 34.1 39.6
BT G.fast Ultrafast 1 & Ultrafast 2A (0.1)Down 94.5 102 120.1 139.6 146.6 249.7
  Up 16.1 19.8 28.1 28.5 37.9 45.1
Virgin Media M200 Cable DOCSIS 3.0A (0.3)Down 61.7 74.7 109.2 114.1 150.5 202.7
  Up 8.5 9.3 10.1 13.6 20.3 21.1
BT Ultrafast 1 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 54.8 69.2 96 99.6 138.4 146.4
  Up 18.8 21.9 26.8 25 29.2 29.6
Wessex InternetA (0.3)Down 12.5 19.8 84.7 89.7 107.1 192.9
  Up 3.5 6.7 10.5 30.6 24 60.2
Zen Internet GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 26.6 37.7 74.7 94.7 45 168.9
  Up 9.1 11.8 20.2 26.5 30.5 47.9
Hyperoptic 150 Mbps Full FibreB (0.8)Down 18.4 33.6 68.8 86.5 158.5 163.5
  Up 6.6 13.5 47.5 64.7 113.4 165.2
Vodafone GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 26 36.8 68.1 101.7 176.3 207.9
  Up 5.7 7.5 18.5 33.9 42.4 53.3
BT Superfast 2 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 38.6 45.4 58.3 57.5 72.5 74.2
  Up 11.6 13.3 18.5 17.2 20.1 20.7
IDNet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 32.3 38.6 56.7 54.3 70.2 71.6
  Up 9.1 10.6 16 14.8 18.4 18.7
KCOM Lightstream Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 15.8 25.9 54.8 92.9 145.6 213.3
  Up 4.5 8.6 17.1 21.2 33.5 36.7
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A(0.1)Down 28.9 37.8 54.7 53.6 70.3 73.6
  Up 9.7 11.1 16.3 15 18.1 18.4
BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 36.7 43.2 54.3 54 67.9 71.3
  Up 10.1 11.5 16.6 15.3 18.2 18.6
EE Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 36.9 42.1 53.2 53.3 67.7 71.4
  Up 9.5 11.2 15.9 14.8 18.1 18.4
Gigaclear GO 100 Full FibreA (0.4)Down 22 32.8 52.8 57.1 83.3 92.5
  Up 13.7 23.7 46.6 46 66.1 84
Vodafone Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 37.3 41.1 52.8 53.2 68.2 72.9
  Up 8.8 10.8 15.8 14.6 18.1 18.7
TalkTalk Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 36.1 39.4 52.2 52.3 67 73.1
  Up 8.8 10.6 16.1 14.7 18.2 18.8
Plusnet FIbre Extra FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 26.5 38.9 50.2 50.3 66.3 71.4
  Up 8.6 10 14.5 13.9 18 18.3
Other Providers FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 24.5 33 49.9 49.4 66.8 69.7
  Up 7.7 9.9 15.2 14 17.9 18.6
Sky Fibre Max FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 31.2 38.1 48.8 49.6 63.8 69.6
  Up 9.7 10.9 15.9 14.8 18.3 18.6
OFNL/SeeTheLight Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 6.7 17.6 40.1 51.7 68.6 117.1
  Up 3.2 5.7 11.3 24.3 23.8 54.9
Sky GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.5)Down 12.9 21 39.7 45.4 65 71
  Up 2.6 5 9.6 11.2 18.1 18.6
TalkTalk GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA(0.2)Down 14.1 18.9 36.1 52.5 74.2 104.4
  Up 2.2 4 8.2 11.1 15.6 17.5
Plusnet GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA(0.2)Down 19.5 23.3 35.8 50.1 72.8 94.7
  Up 2.6 3.7 10.5 11.7 18.3 20.8
BT Superfast 1 FTTP 55/10A(0.4)Down 13.4 20.3 34.8 32.9 47.9 50
  Up 3.1 4.7 8.4 7.3 9.7 10.1
IDNet FTTC 40/10A(0.1)Down 10 17.3 30.5 26.4 34.5 37
  Up 2.9 4.2 6.4 6.1 8.6 8.8
Post Office FTTC 40/10 A (0.2)Down 7.1 14.2 28.2 25.9 37 37.3
  Up 1.9 3.3 6.7 6.2 8.8 9
Virgin Media M100 Cable DOCSIS 3.0B (1.0)Down 6.4 12.6 27.6 30.2 45.5 53.2
  Up 1.2 2.1 4.9 5.2 8.3 9.6
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.3)Down 3.5 6.9 27.2 26.8 38 52.8
  Up 0.6 0.7 6.5 7.1 10.9 17.6
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10A (0.4)Down 10.8 15.9 27 27 37.4 43.8
  Up 2.2 3.2 5.3 5.4 7.7 8.6
TalkTalk Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 10.8 15.8 26.2 25.1 35.7 37.2
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.5 5.5 8 8.5
EE FIbre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 9.3 14.5 25.5 24.4 35.1 36.8
  Up 2.2 3.2 5.3 5.3 7.6 8.4
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.6)Down 9 13.9 23.8 22.8 32.1 35.5
  Up 2.2 3.1 5.3 5.3 7.5 8.3
Vodafone Superfast 1 FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 9.6 14.6 24.9 24 34 36.7
  Up 2.2 3.1 5.1 5.2 7.3 8.1
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.3 15.6 24.6 24.1 34 36.3
  Up 2.2 3.3 5.4 5.4 7.6 8.4
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GB (1.1)Down 3.4 7.7 24.2 32.4 49.5 69.7
  Up 0.5 0.9 5 7.6 13.6 18
AirbandB (0.9)Down 2.5 12.7 23.1 22.2 33.6 40.5
  Up 1.8 1.8 5.6 6.2 9.2 9.6
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 8.8 13.7 23 22.5 32 35.4
  Up 2.2 3.2 5.2 5.2 7.3 8.3
Other Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 7.6 11.5 22.2 21.9 32.5 36.1
  Up 1.8 2.6 5.3 5.3 8.1 8.7
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.4)Down 2.1 5.2 12.1 23.3 32.2 58.2
  Up 0.6 1.2 3.1 5.6 9.7 14.3
Three Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.4)Down 1.9 3.8 12 19.9 31.4 48.4
  Up 0.5 0.8 2 5.1 9.1 14.3
O2 Mobile 3G/4GD (1.6)Down 1.9 3.8 10.5 16.2 25.3 37.2
  Up 0.4 0.8 2.1 4.2 6.5 10.7
BT WiFiA (0.7)Down 2.5 3.7 8.1 6.9 9 9.5
  Up 0.2 0.6 1.8 2.6 4.1 5.8
Vodafone ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.7 3 7.1 7.9 12.4 16.9
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 1 1.1
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.3 2.9 6.8 7.7 12.2 16
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9
Sky ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.6 2.9 6.7 7.7 12.5 15.4
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.1 2.3 6.4 7.4 12.2 15.7
  Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
Post Office ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1.1 2.1 6.2 6.9 11.6 14.6
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.7)Down 1 2.2 6.1 7 11.8 14.7
  Up 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.1 2.1 5.9 7 12.7 15.1
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.8 1.8 5.7 6.9 12.1 15.3
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9 1
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.9)Down 0.9 2 5.6 6.8 11.4 14.9
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.0

Comments

Can you start including upstream and latency figures, as these are more important metrics.

  • zzing123
  • about 1 month ago

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