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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 2018 H2 (Top 10%) 2018 H1 (Top 10%) 2017 H2 (Top 10%)
1. Virgin Media 69.4Mbps (142.2Mbps) 65.3Mbps (128.4Mbps) 62.1Mbps (129.5Mbps)
2. AAISP 55.1Mbps (74.3Mbps) 56.5Mbps (74.6Mbps) 38.2Mbps (72.8Mbps)
3. Zen Internet 39.7Mbps (73.4Mbps) 36.9Mbps (73.4Mbps) 31.4Mbps (68.5Mbps)
4. iDNET 36.5Mbps (70.8Mbps) 37.3Mbps (71.1Mbps) 31.9Mbps (68.2Mbps)
5. Vodafone 31.5Mbps (58.6Mbps) 29.6Mbps (54.8Mbps) 25.1Mbps (43.9Mbps)
6. BT 31.1Mbps (63Mbps) 29.5Mbps (62.7Mbps) 27.9Mbps (62.3Mbps)
7. Plusnet 23.8Mbps (50.5Mbps) 23.6Mbps (51.5Mbps) 21.6Mbps (45.2Mbps)
8. EE 22.6Mbps (46Mbps) 19.7Mbps (39.3Mbps) 16.9Mbps (36.2Mbps)
9. Sky Broadband 20.3Mbps (37.1Mbps) 16.8Mbps (34.8Mbps) 16.1Mbps (35.1Mbps)
10. TalkTalk 19.9Mbps (37.8Mbps) 17.7Mbps (37.3Mbps) 16.6Mbps (36.9Mbps)

Average Upload Speeds (Mean)

No. Operator 2018 H2 2018 H1 2017 H2
1. AAISP 17.8Mbps 16.7Mbps 10Mbps
2. Zen Internet 11Mbps 9.6Mbps 8Mbps
3. iDNET 8.4Mbps 11.1Mbps 8.1Mbps
4. Virgin Media 8Mbps 9.3Mbps 7.4Mbps
5. Vodafone 7.9Mbps 7.3Mbps 6.6Mbps
6. BT 7.2Mbps 6.9Mbps 6.6Mbps
7. EE 5.3Mbps 4.5Mbps 3.7Mbps
8. Plusnet 5.2Mbps 5.2Mbps 3.9Mbps
9. Sky Broadband 4.6Mbps 3.7Mbps 3.5Mbps
10. TalkTalk 4.5Mbps 3.9Mbps 3.7Mbps

The average download speed of the top ten ISPs in 2018 H2 was 34.99Mbps (up from 28.78Mbps at the end of 2017) and the average upload speed hit 7.99Mbps (up from 6.15Mbps).

 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 2018 H2 2018 H1 2017 H2
1. EE 30.1Mbps 27.5Mbps 26.5Mbps
2. Vodafone 23.2Mbps 18.4Mbps 19.2Mbps
3. Three UK 17.7Mbps 15Mbps 16.5Mbps
4. O2 14.6Mbps 14.6Mbps 14.4Mbps

Average Upload Speeds

No. Operator 2018 H2 2018 H1 2017 H2
1. EE 5.3Mbps 6.8Mbps 6.5Mbps
2. Vodafone 5.3Mbps 4.9Mbps 4.1Mbps
3. Three UK 4.6Mbps 4.4Mbps 5Mbps
4. O2 4.2Mbps 4Mbps 4.4Mbps

Overall the average download speed of the four primary mobile operators in 2018 H2 was 21.4Mbps (up from 19.15Mbps at the end of 2017) and the average upload speed hit 4.85Mbps (down from 5Mbps).

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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