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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 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%) 2018 H1 (Top 10%)
1. Virgin Media 75.7Mbps (162Mbps) 69.4Mbps (142.2Mbps) 65.3Mbps (128.4Mbps)
2. AAISP 50.4Mbps (109.4Mbps) 55.1Mbps (74.3Mbps) 56.5Mbps (74.6Mbps)
3. Zen Internet 42.9Mbps (74.2Mbps) 39.7Mbps (73.4Mbps) 36.9Mbps (73.4Mbps)
4. iDNET 36.9Mbps (70.5Mbps) 36.5Mbps (70.8Mbps) 37.3Mbps (71.1Mbps)
5. Vodafone 33.2Mbps (59.9Mbps) 31.5Mbps (58.6Mbps) 29.6Mbps (54.8Mbps)
6. BT 33.1Mbps (65.2Mbps) 31.1Mbps (63Mbps) 29.5Mbps (62.7Mbps)
7. EE 24.4Mbps (50.8Mbps) 22.6Mbps (46Mbps) 19.7Mbps (39.3Mbps)
8. Plusnet 24.3Mbps (50.4Mbps) 23.8Mbps (50.5Mbps) 23.6Mbps (51.5Mbps)
9. Sky Broadband 23.9Mbps (50.5Mbps) 20.3Mbps (37.1Mbps) 16.8Mbps (34.8Mbps)
10. TalkTalk 22.6Mbps (43.1Mbps) 19.9Mbps (37.8Mbps) 17.7Mbps (37.3Mbps)

Average Upload Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator 2019 H1 2018 H2 2018 H1
1. AAISP 14.6Mbps 17.8Mbps 16.7Mbps
2. Zen Internet 10.7Mbps 11Mbps 9.6Mbps
3. Virgin Media 9.3Mbps 8Mbps 9.3Mbps
4. Vodafone 9.2Mbps 7.9Mbps 7.3Mbps
5. iDNET 8.6Mbps 8.4Mbps 11.1Mbps
6. BT 8.1Mbps 7.2Mbps 6.9Mbps
7. Sky Broadband 6Mbps 4.6Mbps 3.7Mbps
8. EE 5.9Mbps 5.3Mbps 4.5Mbps
9. Plusnet 5.5Mbps 5.2Mbps 5.2Mbps
10. TalkTalk 5.3Mbps 4.5Mbps 3.9Mbps

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 alternative network providers, such as those 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 are "full fibre" (FTTP) ISPs and can deliver significantly faster speeds than the major national providers.

Average Download (DL) and Upload (UL) Speeds

ISP DL 2019 H1 UP 2019 H1 Top 10% DL 2019 H1
Community Fibre (FTTP) 242.1Mbps 30.5Mbps 241.5Mbps
Vodafone Gigafast (FTTP Only) 163.7Mbps 95.8Mbps 378.8Mbps
Truespeed (FTTP) 156.2Mbps 136.4Mbps 346.2Mbps
Wessex Internet (FTTP, Wireless) 128.8Mbps 42.4Mbps 311.2Mbps
Hyperoptic (FTTP) 120.5Mbps 90.8Mbps 310.9Mbps
KCOM (FTTP Only) 117.6Mbps 33.7Mbps 246.6Mbps
KCOM (FTTP, FTTC, ADSL) 105Mbps 30.5Mbps 241.5Mbps
Gigaclear (FTTP) 89.6Mbps 69.4Mbps 249.3Mbps
B4RN (FTTP) 25.4Mbps 42.6Mbps 84.4Mbps

 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 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%) 2018 H1
1. EE 31.5Mbps (68.7Mbps) 30.1Mbps (63.8Mbps) 27.5Mbps
2. Vodafone 23.2Mbps (50.9Mbps) 23.2Mbps (56.2Mbps) 18.4Mbps
3. Three UK 17.9Mbps (41.6Mbps) 17.7Mbps (41.1Mbps) 15Mbps
4. O2 17.2Mbps (38.3Mbps) 14.6Mbps (33.1Mbps) 14.6Mbps

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2019 H1 (Top 10%) 2018 H2 (Top 10%) 2018 H1
1. EE 5.9Mbps (16.6Mbps) 5.3Mbps (14.7Mbps) 6.8Mbps
2. Vodafone 5.8Mbps (14.9Mbps) 5.3Mbps (14Mbps) 4.9Mbps
3. Three UK 5.3Mbps (14.4Mbps) 4.6Mbps (12.8Mbps) 4.4Mbps
4. O2 5.1Mbps (13.9Mbps) 4.2Mbps (10.9Mbps) 4Mbps

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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