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O2 Slips in January 2009 Broadband Speed Table

Posted: 09th Feb, 2009 By: MarkJ
Comparison site Broadband.co.uk has released its latest anecdotal monthly broadband speed testing results for January 2009, which show that Virgin Media continues to hold its top position with an average download of 6.018Mbps (6.073Mbps in Dec'08).

O2 (Be Broadband) manages to retain second place with 5.319Mbps, though this is considerably down on December's 5.905Mbps and could point to the impact of the ISPs current network congestion problems. However they do still retain first place for upload performance with 0.734Mbps:

Top 10 ISPs for Download Speed
Virgin Media - 6.018Mbps
O2 (Be Broadband) - 5.319Mbps
Sky Broadband - 3.521Mbps
Orange - 3.092Mbps
PlusNet - 2.860Mbps
TalkTalk - 2.798Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 2.658Mbps
Tiscali - 2.549Mbps
BT - 2.331Mbps
AOL - 2.011Mbps

Top 10 ISPs for Upload Speed
O2 (Be Broadband) - 0.734Mbps
Virgin Media - 0.466Mbps
Orange - 0.419Mbps
TalkTalk - 0.412Mbps
Eclipse Internet - 0.404Mbps
Sky Broadband - 0.397Mbps
PlusNet - 0.370Mbps
Tiscali - 0.347Mbps
BT - 0.319Mbps
AOL - 0.300Mbps

The average download speed of all UK tests combined was 3.659Mbps, just a fraction slower than last month. It's also worth pointing out that PlusNet saw a big download speed gain from 2.118Mbps in December to 2.860Mbps last month.
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