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This test examines the latency (milliseconds), download and upload speed of your broadband connection in Megabits per second (estimated). Please try our Availability Checker to see which major networks are available in your area.
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Please take note that this test can cope with both current and next generation Gigabit broadband speeds (up to around 1,000Mbps), although the dynamic nature of Internet connectivity means that the results may not always be 100% accurate. Tests conducted via WiFi may also produce a slower result, especially if others are using your network.

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 Results - UK Home Broadband ISPs
These results only include independent ISPs with a wide national availability, which is primarily because smaller and often faster altnet providers (Gigaclear, B4RN, Hyperoptic etc.) aren't yet available to the majority of people and others didn't produce enough test data to be included.
NOTE: The top 10% result below represents the speeds experienced by the fastest 10% of customers at each ISP (usually those with the best connections / fastest packages).

Average Download Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator 2022 H1 (Top 10%) 2021 H2 (Top 10%) Change %
1. Virgin Media 185.4Mbps (422.6Mbps) 153.5Mbps (371Mbps) 20.78%
2. iDNET 140.7Mbps (427.6Mbps) 83.9Mbps (90.7Mbps) 67.7%
3. Zen Internet 129.4Mbps (436.8Mbps) 91.3Mbps (228.3Mbps) 41.73%
4. AAISP 104.7Mbps (167.4Mbps) 52.9Mbps (73.8Mbps) 97.92%
5. BT 81.3Mbps (154.5Mbps) 61.4Mbps (117.2Mbps) 32.41%
6. Vodafone 77.9Mbps (120.1Mbps) 51.7Mbps (73.8Mbps) 50.68%
7. TalkTalk 49.8Mbps (75.2Mbps) 37.4Mbps (69.8Mbps) 33.16%
8. EE 47.7Mbps (73.6Mbps) 34Mbps (65.7Mbps) 40.29%
9. Sky Broadband 47.3Mbps (74.3Mbps) 37.9Mbps (69Mbps) 24.8%
10. Plusnet 33.9Mbps (66.8Mbps) 29.1Mbps (60.2Mbps) 16.49%

Average Upload Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator 2022 H1 2021 H2 Change %
1. iDNET 45.3Mbps 16.5Mbps 174.55%
2. Zen Internet 34.4Mbps 25.5Mbps 34.9%
3. Vodafone 30.9Mbps 16.2Mbps 90.74%
4. AAISP 21.5Mbps 14.1Mbps 52.48%
5. Virgin Media 21.4Mbps 18.4Mbps 16.3%
6. BT 17.9Mbps 14.2Mbps 26.06%
7. TalkTalk 12.3Mbps 9.4Mbps 30.85%
8. Sky Broadband 11.7Mbps 9.8Mbps 19.39%
9. EE 10.2Mbps 7.8Mbps 30.77%
10. Plusnet 7.9Mbps 6.9Mbps 14.49%

Overall, the average download speed of the top national providers was 89.81Mbps (up from 63.31Mbps at the end of 2021) and the average upload speed hit 21.35Mbps (up from 13.88Mbps).

 Results - UK Alternative Network ISPs
These results cover "full fibre" (FTTP) alternative network (AltNet) providers that have built their own physically separate networks. Most AltNets only have small UK coverage and limited speedtest data, which means that at present we can only summarise a few. The majority of these can deliver significantly faster speeds than the major national ISPs.

As FTTP providers don't suffer from the same performance pitfalls as copper or hybrid fibre ISPs then we've decided to focus our results on only the top 10% of fastest connections, which in most cases will reflect those consumers who take the fastest package tiers available from each provider.

Average Download Speeds of Top 10%

ISP DL - Top 10% - 2022 H1 DL - Top 10% - 2021 H2
toob 934.5Mbps 863.5Mbps
Community Fibre 693.2Mbps 523.1Mbps
Lila Connect (VX FIBER) 662.6Mbps no data
Hyperoptic 602.4Mbps 540Mbps
Zzoomm 561.8Mbps no data
Swish Fibre 471.1Mbps no data
Jurassic Fibre 418.6Mbps 168.9Mbps
Wessex Internet 374.7Mbps 374.8Mbps
Gigaclear 336.7Mbps 322.7Mbps
Fibrus 293.2Mbps 272.6Mbps
KCOM 290.8Mbps 402.6Mbps

 Results - UK Mobile Broadband Operators
These results reflect the four primary Mobile Broadband (4G and 5G) operators. Mobile services are subject to the daily movements and radically different hardware choices (Smartphones etc.) of their end-users, which makes it difficult to establish a reliable picture of performance.

Average Mobile Download Speeds

No. Operator 2022 H1 (Top 10%) 2021 H2 (Top 10%) Change
1. Three UK 74.2Mbps (180.3Mbps) 37.1Mbps (89.5Mbps) 100%
2. EE 50.2Mbps (100.8Mbps) 34Mbps (65.7Mbps) 47.65%
3. Vodafone 34.6Mbps (87.5Mbps) 24.6Mbps (59Mbps) 40.65%
4. O2 20.7Mbps (43.6Mbps) 20Mbps (44.2Mbps) 3.5%

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2022 H1 (Top 10%) 2021 H2 (Top 10%) Change
1. EE 11.3Mbps (21.3Mbps) 7.8Mbps (18Mbps) 44.87%
2. Three UK 9.9Mbps (25.3Mbps) 7.6Mbps (18.8Mbps) 30.26%
3. Vodafone 6.8Mbps (15.8Mbps) 5.8Mbps (15.5Mbps) 17.24%
4. O2 4.6Mbps (12.3Mbps) 4.5Mbps (13Mbps) 2.22%

Overall, the average download speed of the four primary mobile operators was 44.92Mbps (up from 28.92Mbps at the end of 2021) and the average upload speed hit 8.15Mbps (up from 6.42Mbps).

Disclaimer: Please take average (mean) speeds with a big pinch of salt. Every home is different and performance can be affected by all sorts of issues, many of which are beyond the provider's ability to control (e.g. tests conducted via slower smartphone vs faster desktop computers, slow wifi, poor home wiring etc.), thus we do not consider the above data to be a reliable barometer for individual user connectivity, but it can help to highlight general changes in the market.

NOTE: Data for H1 (first half of the year) is collected during the end of May, while data for H2 (second half of the year) is collected during the end of November.
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