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Broadband provider package speeds in January 2021

Another month of long cold dark nights and after a busy week chasing down what is and is not available to properties across the UK we have found time to share what our analysis speed tests during January 2021. The regular battle between Virgin Media, Hyperoptic and BT continues for the top spot but for those who worry about the UK position in global league tables it is the continuing popularity of the ADSL and ADSL2+ services where Sky ADSL2+ was the seventh most popular product in the January testing.

UK Broadband Providers and Services in January 2021
(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%
Virgin Media Gig1 DOCSIS 3.1A (0.2)Down 585.3 619 741.9 756.3 917.5 933.3
  Up 23.8 29.5 43.9 49.8 51.8 52.9
Hyperoptic 900 Mbps Full FibreA (0.2)Down 546.8 595.5 710.7 726.3 828.9 922
  Up 134.4 227.5 433.3 469.4 688.8 782.2
BT 900 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 271.7 439.5 683.2 635.4 875.6 902.8
  Up 77.4 82.7 101.9 101.7 117.9 122.1
Virgin Media 500 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 cableA (0.2)Down 381.7 384.9 431.8 444.9 519.6 541.2
  Up 18.6 25.1 34.6 32.9 38.3 43.4
Community FIbre Gigabit Full FibreA (0.3)Down 264.9 308.4 413.2 451.4 586.9 686.7
  Up 132.6 145.9 271.5 270.5 384.5 414
Hyperoptic 500 Mbps Full FibreA (0.4)Down 162.1 163.6 295.3 317.5 488.3 500.9
  Up 113.7 140.9 202.6 230.5 270.8 403.4
Gigaclear GO 900 Full Fibre A (0.1)Down 190.3 204.1 282.6 286.1 337.9 341.1
    Up 126.1 141.4 260.9 266.7 301.3 324.5
BT 500 Full FibreA (0.2)Down 90.8 159.8 262.4 259.1 364.6 393.8
  Up 50.1 52.7 62.1 60.7 69.8 73.1
Virgin Media 350 Mbps cable DOCSIS 3.0A (0.5)Down 103.7 138.6 224.1 229.1 321.9 356.9
  Up 20.6 24.7 32.6 30.2 35.7 36.3
TalkTalk UFO CityFibre FibreNation Full Fibre A (0.2)Down 89 94.5 212.4 257.3 398.9 536.8
  Up 26.8 35.5 61 120 137 381.5
County Broadband Full FibreA (0.5)Down 100.8 122 192.5 190.2 240.1 302.2
  Up 26.3 35.1 61.4 81.7 152.3 192.8
Vodafone Gigafast CityFibre Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.3)Down 48.6 73.6 166.7 229.2 394.5 530.4
  Up 16.7 22.4 57 110.8 129.9 387.9
Community Fibre 200 Mbps Full FibreA (0.1)Down 95.1 131.9 156 156.1 169.3 206.9
  Up 90.2 106.3 154.8 143 160.6 167.5
BT Ultrafast 2 300 Mbps Full FibreA (0.2)Down 55.6 78.8 148.7 160.7 255.7 284.8
  Up 30.2 30.7 40.1 38.9 47.6 48.6
Gigaclear GO 200 Mbps Full FibreA (0.3)Down 95.7 107.8 134.9 140 177.4 187.1
  Up 51.7 76 113.3 113.7 147.2 158.5
BT G.fast All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 88.2 99 134 149.2 181.9 275.5
  Up 22.8 26.8 28.2 31.6 43.4 45.6
TalkTalk G.fast All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 85.3 94.6 117.8 119.3 148 152
  Up 18.4 24.7 28.1 26.9 28.8 29.5
Virgin Media 200 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 CableA (0.3)Down 62.6 77.5 109.9 118 165.1 211.2
  Up 8.6 9.3 10.1 13.5 20.1 21
BT Ultrafast 1 160 Mbps Full FibreA (0.2)Down 52.6 69 109 104.5 141.2 146.8
  Up 22.2 25.3 28.3 27 29.4 29.7
Zen Internet Full Fibre GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 36.4 55.8 104.6 214.5 382.5 509.8
  Up 10 15.4 25.2 56.1 78.2 117.5
Wessex InternetA (0.2)Down 20 48.6 102.3 99.3 108.1 168.2
  Up 4.6 8.1 13.3 20.5 22.2 31.4
EE Full Fibre GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.2)Down 32.4 42.2 82.6 156.6 268.7 295.3
  Up 6.7

9.7

18.3 22.9 34.2 45.5
Vodafone Gigafast GEA-FTTP All Speeds Full FibreA (0.2)Down 35.3 42.1 74 155.3 210.6 496
  Up 7.8 13.6 18.5 86.6 91.2 95.4
Fibre Nest Persimmon Full FibreA(0.3)Down 21.8 42.3 73.3 90.6 137.3 177.6
  Up 3.9 4.7 10.2 25.9 52.4 67.4
KCOM Lightstream Full Fibre All SpeedsA (0.4)Down 23 28.7 70.7 125.8 210.5 377.7
  Up 5.5 11.6 21.2 31 35.9 40.4
Hyperoptic 150 Mbps Full FibreA (0.7)Down 25.8 42.2 63 85.2 159.1 164.5
  Up 6.2 7.5 36.6 58.1 116 154
BT Superfast 2 Full Fibre 80/20A (0.1)Down 35.3 46.5 62.4 58 72.3 73.3
  Up 11.6 13.2 18.5 17.3 20.3 20.8
Fibrus Full Fibre All SpeedsB (1.0)Down 19.6 34.7 61.7 72.9 88.9 129.3
  Up 8.6 18.6 38.8 45.7 64.6 84.5
Sky Full Fibre GEA-FTTP All Speeds A (0.4)Down 18.9 30.8 57.2 65.1 100.2 134.2
  Up 4 6.1 16.3 15.1 22.5 25.7
Zen Internet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 34.5
39.9 56.1
54.5 71.4 73.6
  Up 9.3 11 15.9 14.7 18.1 18.3
BT Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 36.8 43.5 55 54.6 68.8 71.8
  Up 10.2 11.6 16.3 15.3 18 18.5
Vodafone Superfast 2 FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 35.1 40.4 52.9 53.1 67.8 72.9
  Up 9.4 11.3 15.9 14.7 18 18.5
EE Fibre Plus FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 35.3 41.3 52.9 53 67.8 71.6
  Up 9.7 11.6 15.9 14.9 18.1 18.5
IDNet FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 36.4 43.6 52.1 54.4 69.2 72.9
  Up 8.7 9.8 15.7 14.4 18.1 18.4
AAISP FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 34.3 39.5 52.1 54.2 70.1 71.4
  Up 8.3 10.3 16.1 14.8 18.3 18.7
Plusnet Fibre Extra FTTC 80/20A (0.1)Down 26.1 38.2 50.6 50.1 65.9 71
  Up 9.1 10.6 14.8 14.2 18 18.3
TalkTalk Fibre 65 FTTC 80/20A(0.1)Down 33.6 38.5 50.1 51 65.9 72.8
  Up 8.9 10.7 15.9 14.6 18.1 18.5
Sky Fibre Max FTTC 80/20A(0.2)Down 30.7 38.3 49.4 49.6 63.5 69.2
  Up 9.8 11 15.9 14.7 18 18.3
Gigaclear GO 100 Full FibreA(0.3)Down 21 26.7 48.5 53.4 85.8 93.8
  Up 13.7 23.4 42.4 45.9 69.5 84
seethelight OFNL Full FibreA(0.3)Down 12.6 21.6 48 64 94.8 115.5
  Up 5 8.1 12.7 22.8 23 39.3
Other Providers FTTC 80/20A (0.2)Down 21.7 29.8 45.3 47 65.7 72.5
  Up 7.6 9.8 15.1 13.9 18 18.4
TalkTalk Full Fibre GEA-FTTP All Speeds A (0.2)Down 13.5 19.8 37.3 90.3 104.8 328.8
  Up 3 3.7 10 23 25.6 54.3
Plusnet Full Fibre GEA-FTTP All SpeedsA (0.1)Down 14.4 19.6 35.8 49.3 71.3 95.1
  Up 2.3 4.4 12.5 13.3 18.4 20.8
BT Superfast 1 Full Fibre 55/10A (0.3)Down 13.3 21.8 35.3 33.2 46.7 49.6
  Up 3.5 4.7 8.1 7.4 9.7 10.1
M247A (0.6)Down 7.9 12.1 32.3 65 82.9 130.5
  Up 1.1 2.2 8.2 22.4 25.6 75
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.3)Down 12.2 18.5 32.2 32.5 41.5 59
  Up 3.2 4.5 8.5 9.3 16.3 18.1
Virgin Media 100 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0B (1.1)Down 6.8 14 30.1 32.6 48.1 54.7
  Up 1.3 2.4 5 5.3 8.4 9.6
Post Office FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 10.6 17 29 26.7 36.6 37.1
  Up 2.3 4.3 7.9 6.7 8.8 9
Zen Internet FTTC 40/10A (0.1)Down 12.7 18 28.4 26.4 35.6 37
  Up 2.2 4.2 6.3 6 8.6 8.9
BT Superfast 1 FTTC 55/10 and BT Essential FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 12.3 17.1 28.1 27.8 37.7 44.5
  Up 2.4 3.4 5.6 5.6 8 8.6
TalkTalk Fibre 35 FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.1 16.2 27.2 25.6 36 37.2
  Up 2.5 3.5 5.6 5.6 8.1 8.6
EE Mobile 3G/4G/5GB (1.0)Down 4.5 8.7 27.1 37.4 57.3 74.8
  Up 0.5 1.1 5.8 8.5 15.3 18.5
TalkTalk BusinessA (0.4)Down 3.9 8.6 26.4 26.5 37.8 51.1
  Up 0.6 0.8 6.4 7.4 11.9 17.8
EE Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 11.8 15.6 26.1 25 35.2 36.8
  Up 2.3 3.4 5.4 5.4 7.8 8.5
Plusnet Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.3)Down 12 16.3 24.6 24.4 34.2 36.5
  Up 2.5 3.6 5.5 5.6 7.9 8.6
Vodafone Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.4)Down 9.2 14.8 24.6 23.8 33.4 36.5
  Up 2.1 3.2 5.3 5.3 7.7 8.3
Sky Fibre FTTC 40/10A (0.6)Down 10 14.7 24 23.2 32.4 35.5
  Up 2.3 3.3 5.2 5.3 7.5 8.3
Other Providers FTTC 40/10A (0.5)Down 8.1 11.6 22.4 21.9 32.3 35.9
  Up 2 3.1 5.4 5.5 8.1 8.8
Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G/5GD (1.8)Down 2.5 5.2 12.6 25.1 34.8 52.2
  Up 0.7 1.3 3.4 6.2 10.3 15.1
Three Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.5)Down 1.5 3.2 11.9 27.6 30.9 57.2
  Up 0.5 0.9 2.3 5.7 9.7 14.8
O2 Mobile 3G/4G/5GC (1.5)Down 2.1 3.8 11.4 18.7 29.2 42.9
  Up 0.5 1 2.3 4.5 7.5 11.9
Hyperoptic 50 Mbps Full FibreD (1.6)Down 0.6 4.8 9.4 20.1 41.9 50.7
  Up 0.6 1.6 3.7 3.5 5.7 5.9
Sky ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.4 2.7 6.9 7.8 13.1 16.1
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Post Office ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.7 2.7 6.9 7.8 13.1 15.3
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.7 3 6.8 8.2 13.9 17.2
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
TalkTalk ADSL2+A (0.6)Down 1.2 2.5 6.7 7.4 12.2 15.1
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8
Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.1 2.4 6.7 7.7 12.9 16
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
Vodafone ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 0.9 1.8 6 7.6 13.6 16.6
  Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 1 1.1
EE ADSL/ADSL2+B (0.8)Down 1.1 2.2 5.9 7 11.9 15.2
  Up 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.9 1
BT ADSL/ADSL2+B (1)Down 0.9 1.9 5.4 6.6 11.4 14.7
  Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 1

Comments

Fairly interesting how Virgins M100 compare to the rest of the packages.

  • mlmclaren
  • 23 days ago

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