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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.

In addition, the top 10% result 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 2019 H2 (Top 10%) 2019 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%)
1. Virgin Media 85.6Mbps (193.8Mbps) 75.7Mbps (162Mbps) 69.4Mbps (142.2Mbps)
2. Zen Internet 46.4Mbps (74.4Mbps) 42.9Mbps (74.2Mbps) 39.7Mbps (73.4Mbps)
3. iDNET 41.2Mbps (70.2Mbps) 36.9Mbps (70.5Mbps) 36.5Mbps (70.8Mbps)
4. Vodafone 38.2Mbps (67.7Mbps) 33.2Mbps (59.9Mbps) 31.5Mbps (58.6Mbps)
5. BT 35.1Mbps (66.8Mbps) 33.1Mbps (65.2Mbps) 31.1Mbps (63Mbps)
6. EE 27.6Mbps (57.4Mbps) 24.4Mbps (50.8Mbps) 22.6Mbps (46Mbps)
7. Sky Broadband 25.4Mbps (54.4Mbps) 23.9Mbps (50.5Mbps) 20.3Mbps (37.1Mbps)
8. TalkTalk 24.3Mbps (48.2Mbps) 22.6Mbps (43.1Mbps) 19.9Mbps (37.8Mbps)
9. Plusnet 24.2Mbps (50.5Mbps) 24.3Mbps (50.4Mbps) 23.8Mbps (50.5Mbps)
10. AAISP no data 50.4Mbps (109.4Mbps) 55.1Mbps (74.3Mbps)

Average Upload Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator 2019 H2 2019 H1 2018 H2
1. Virgin Media 13.6Mbps 9.3Mbps 8Mbps
2. Zen Internet 13Mbps 10.7Mbps 11Mbps
3. iDNET 10.8Mbps 8.6Mbps 8.4Mbps
4. Vodafone 10.6Mbps 9.2Mbps 7.9Mbps
5. BT 8.7Mbps 8.1Mbps 7.2Mbps
6. EE 6.7Mbps 5.9Mbps 5.3Mbps
7. Sky Broadband 6.3Mbps 6Mbps 4.6Mbps
8. Plusnet (Tied) 5.7Mbps 5.5Mbps 5.2Mbps
9. TalkTalk (Tied) 5.7Mbps 5.3Mbps 4.5Mbps
10. AAISP no data 14.6Mbps 17.8Mbps

The average download speed of the top ten national providers was 36.74Mbps (up from 34.99Mbps at the end of 2018) and the average upload speed hit 8.32Mbps (up from 7.99Mbps).

 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 Download 2019 H2 Download 2019 H1
Community Fibre 448.9Mbps 241.5Mbps
Vodafone Gigafast 321.6Mbps 378.8Mbps
Gigaclear 321.4Mbps 249.3Mbps
Hyperoptic 284.9Mbps 310.9Mbps
KCOM (FTTP Only) 272Mbps 246.6Mbps

 Results - UK Mobile Broadband Operators
These results reflect the four primary Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) 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 Download Speeds

No. Operator 2019 H2 (Top 10%) 2019 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%)
1. EE 32.5Mbps (70.7Mbps) 31.5Mbps (68.7Mbps) 30.1Mbps (63.8Mbps)
2. Vodafone 26.5Mbps (60.7Mbps) 23.2Mbps (50.9Mbps) 23.2Mbps (56.2Mbps)
3. Three UK 18.6Mbps (43Mbps) 17.9Mbps (41.6Mbps) 17.7Mbps (41.1Mbps)
4. O2 16.9Mbps (38.4Mbps) 17.2Mbps (38.3Mbps) 14.6Mbps (33.1Mbps)

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2019 H2 (Top 10%) 2019 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%)
1. EE 7.6Mbps (17.9Mbps) 5.9Mbps (16.6Mbps) 5.3Mbps (14.7Mbps)
2. Vodafone 6.5Mbps (16.4Mbps) 5.8Mbps (14.9Mbps) 5.3Mbps (14Mbps)
3. Three UK 5.5Mbps (15.2Mbps) 5.3Mbps (14.4Mbps) 4.6Mbps (12.8Mbps)
4. O2 4.4Mbps (11.4Mbps) 5.1Mbps (13.9Mbps) 4.2Mbps (10.9Mbps)

Overall the average download speed of the four primary mobile operators was 22.45Mbps (up from 21.4Mbps at the end of 2018) and the average upload speed hit 5.53Mbps (up from 4.85Mbps).

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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