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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 the largest independent UK 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 H1 - 2024 (Top 10%) H2 - 2023 (Top 10%) Change %
1. Virgin Media 280Mbps (675.4Mbps) 264.5Mbps (626.6Mbps) 5.86%
2. Zen Internet 199.1Mbps (607.1Mbps) 165.4Mbps (506.3Mbps) 20.37%
3. Vodafone 179.7Mbps (545.2Mbps) 134.8Mbps (430.3Mbps) 33.31%
4. BT 116.8Mbps (313Mbps) 93.7Mbps (231.5Mbps) 24.65%
5. Sky Broadband 74.3Mbps (142.6Mbps) 61Mbps (127.5Mbps) 21.8%
6. Plusnet 71.5Mbps (147.7Mbps) 58.5Mbps (103.6Mbps) 22.22%
7. EE 68.3Mbps (103.8Mbps) 72.1Mbps (108.5Mbps) -5.27%
8. TalkTalk 64Mbps (114.2Mbps) 64.8Mbps (107.8Mbps) -1.23%

Average Upload Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator H1 - 2024 H2 - 2023 Change %
1. Zen Internet 106.2Mbps 58.3Mbps 82.16%
2. Vodafone 73.1Mbps 55.5Mbps 31.71%
3. Virgin Media 39.2Mbps 34.4Mbps 13.95%
4. BT 24Mbps 20.7Mbps 15.94%
5. Sky Broadband 16.7Mbps 14.9Mbps 12.08%
6. EE 16.4Mbps 19.5Mbps -15.9%
7. TalkTalk 15.7Mbps 17.6Mbps -10.8%
8. Plusnet 15.4Mbps 13.1Mbps 17.56%

Overall, the average download speed of the top national providers was 131.7Mbps (up from 114.35Mbps) and the average upload speed hit 38.3Mbps (up from 29.25Mbps).

 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 Top 10% - H1 2024 Top 10% - H2 2023
Zzoomm 1051.9Mbps 604.8Mbps
YouFibre (Netomnia) 929.6Mbps 920.6Mbps
toob 921Mbps 923.5Mbps
Community Fibre 885.1Mbps 912.4Mbps
Trooli 813.9Mbps 342.1Mbps
Hey! Broadband (F&W) 782.4Mbps 812.8Mbps
Giganet 768.2Mbps 686.6Mbps
Gigaclear 744.4Mbps 489.8Mbps
Brsk 721.2Mbps 775.2Mbps
Lit Fibre 701.3Mbps 514.3Mbps
Hyperoptic 519.4Mbps 660.7Mbps
GoFibre 466.5Mbps no data
Grain Connect 406.4Mbps 256.5Mbps
Ogi 405Mbps 207.8Mbps
Fibrus 382.4Mbps 269.8Mbps
Wessex Internet 377.8Mbps 371.3Mbps
KCOM 301.6Mbps 346.7Mbps

 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  H1 2024 (Top 10%)  H2 2023 (Top 10%) Change
1. Three UK 87.4Mbps (220.1Mbps) 68.8Mbps (160.6Mbps) 27.03%
2. Vodafone 53.1Mbps (161.3Mbps) 30.1Mbps (80.6Mbps) 76.41%
3. EE 48.6Mbps (99.4Mbps) 55Mbps (106.7Mbps) -11.64%
4. O2 33.2Mbps (71.1Mbps) 22.3Mbps (57.6Mbps) 48.88%

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator H1 2024 (Top 10%) H2 2023 (Top 10%) Change
1. EE 15.1Mbps (22.5Mbps) 19.5Mbps (34.1Mbps) -22.56%
2. Three UK 13.4Mbps (35.5Mbps) 11.1Mbps (30.4Mbps) 20.72%
3. Vodafone 10.4Mbps (21.7Mbps) 7.2Mbps (18.6Mbps) 44.44%
4. O2 7.5Mbps (15.5Mbps) 4.8Mbps (12.4Mbps) 56.25%

Overall, the average download speed of the four primary mobile operators was 55.57Mbps (up from 44.05Mbps in H2 2023) and the average upload speed hit 11.6Mbps (up from 10.65Mbps).

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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