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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.

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 Results - UK Home Broadband ISPs
The following results only include independent providers with a wide national availability, which is primarily because smaller and often faster altnet ISPs (e.g. Gigaclear, B4RN, Hyperoptic etc.) aren't yet available to the vast majority of people and others didn't produce enough sample 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

No. Operator 2017 H2 (Top 10%) 2017 H1 (Top 10%) 2016 H2 (Top 10%)
1. Virgin Media 62.1Mbps (129.5Mbps) 54.7Mbps (109.2Mbps) 50.9Mbps (103.5Mbps)
2. AAISP 38.2Mbps (72.8Mbps) 40.6Mbps (74Mbps) 31.7Mbps (73.3Mbps)
3. iDNET 31.9Mbps (68.2Mbps) 33.2Mbps (67.1Mbps) 24.5Mbps (67Mbps)
4. Zen Internet 31.4Mbps (68.5Mbps) 31.6Mbps (71.4Mbps) 26.7Mbps (65.1Mbps)
5. BT 27.9Mbps (62.3Mbps) 25.9Mbps (52.1Mbps) 24Mbps (51.3Mbps)
6. Vodafone 25.1Mbps (43.9Mbps) 27.9Mbps (51.6Mbps) 28.9Mbps (55.1Mbps)
7. Plusnet 21.6Mbps (45.2Mbps) 20.8Mbps (47.8Mbps) 18.4Mbps (43.1Mbps)
8. EE 16.9Mbps (36.2Mbps) 16.9Mbps (36.3Mbps) 13.7Mbps (34.8Mbps)
9. TalkTalk 16.6Mbps (36.9Mbps) 15.7Mbps (36.4Mbps) 14.2Mbps (34.7Mbps)
10. Sky Broadband 16.1Mbps (35.1Mbps) 14.8Mbps (33.6Mbps) 13.3Mbps (31.9Mbps)

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2017 H2 2017 H1 2016 H2
1. AAISP 10Mbps 10.1Mbps 7.5Mbps
2. iDNET 8.1Mbps 7.5Mbps 6.5Mbps
3. Zen Internet 8Mbps 8.5Mbps 7Mbps
4. Virgin Media 7.4Mbps 6.9Mbps 6.3Mbps
5. BT 6.6Mbps 6.1Mbps 5.7Mbps
6. Vodafone 6.6Mbps 8.6Mbps 8.4Mbps
7. Plusnet 3.9Mbps 3.9Mbps 3.3Mbps
8. EE 3.7Mbps 4.5Mbps 3.4Mbps
9. TalkTalk 3.7Mbps 2.4Mbps 1.9Mbps
10. Sky Broadband 3.5Mbps 3.6Mbps 3Mbps

Overall the average download speed of the top ten national providers in 2017 H2 is 28.78Mbps (up from 28.21Mbps in 2017 H1) and the average upload speed hit 6.15Mbps (down from 6.21Mbps).

 Results - UK Mobile Broadband Operators
The following results are constructed in a similar fashion to the ones for home broadband providers (above), except for the fact that we are testing the four primary Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) operators.

Average Download Speeds

No. Operator 2017 H2 2017 H1 2016 H2
1. EE 26.5Mbps 27.7Mbps 27.4Mbps
2. Vodafone 19.2Mbps 18Mbps 16.3Mbps
3. Three UK 16.5Mbps 14.3Mbps 14.4Mbps
4. O2 14.4Mbps 14.4Mbps 14.4Mbps

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2017 H2 2017 H1 2016 H2
1. EE 6.5Mbps 6.1Mbps 5.3Mbps
2. Three UK 5Mbps 4.3Mbps 3.7Mbps
3. O2 4.4Mbps 3.5Mbps 3.1Mbps
4. Vodafone 4.1Mbps 3.7Mbps 3.5Mbps

Overall the average download speed of the top mobile providers in 2017 H2 is 19.15Mbps (up from 18.6Mbps in H1 2017) and the average upload speed also hit 5Mbps (up from 4.4Mbps).

Disclaimer: It’s important to take average (mean) speeds like those above 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 May, while data for H2 (last half of the year) is collected during November.

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