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UK Broadband Speed Test Results for July 2017

UK Broadband Speed Test Results for July 2017

The year is now very much on the downhill slope towards Christmas but everyone is hoping that broadband speeds do not take a similar slide and that is why we keep on every month with the analysis from all the broadband speed tests that people carry out using our broadband testing technology. The changes to how broadband speeds are advertised is still to happen, but when it does the months of speed test results based on the observations of what the public actually are seeing will show if a wide gulf still exists between public experience and what the providers think they are providing.

The 60 Fastest UK Broadband Providers and Services in July 2017 (Ordered by Median Download Speed)
Smaller providers without enough geographic data samples are not include
All speeds in Mega bits per second – Mbps
Provider

Quality

Direction

Speed of bottom 10%

Speed of bottom 20%

Median

Mean

Speed of Top 20%

Speed of Top 10%

Hyperoptic Gigabit

1

Down

Virgin Media 300 Mbps

1

Down

TalkTalk UFO (FTTH)

1

Down

BT Infinity 3 & 4 (FTTP)

1

Down

Virgin Media 200 Mbps

1

Down

AAISP up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

IDNet up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

BT Infinity 2 (FTTC)

1

Down

BT Infinity 2 (FTTP)

1

Down

Zen up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

EE Fibre Plus up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1.7

Down

B4RN

1

Down

KCom Lightstream (FTTP)

1

Down

Virgin Media 100 Mbps

1

Down

Vodafone up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Sky Fibre Pro up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Small Providers up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Plusnet (FTTP)

1

Down

Gigaclear 100 Mbps(FTTP)

1

Down

Hyperoptic 100 Mbps (FTTP)

1

Down

Plusnet Fibre Extra up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Sky (FTTP)

1

Down

SeeTheLight/IFNL (FTTP)

1

Down

BT Infinity 1 up to 52 Mbps (FTTP)

1

Down

BT Infinity 1 up to 52 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Plusnet Fibre up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

IDNet up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

TalkTalk Fibre Plus up to 76 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

AAISP up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

EE Fibre up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1.7

Down

Vodafone up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

TalkTalk Fibre up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Post Office Fibre up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Sky Fibre up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Zen Internet up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

Virgin Media 50 Mbps

1.1

Down

Other Providers up to 38 Mbps (FTTC)

1

Down

EE Mobile 3G/4G

1.1

Down

Relish 4G LTE

1.6

Down

O2 WiFi

1.3

Down

Vodafone Mobile 3G/4G

1.5

Down

Quickline (Fixed Wireless)

1.6

Down

O2 Mobile 3G/4G

1.7

Down

Three Mobile 3G/4G

1.3

Down

IDNet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Vodafone ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Zen Internet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

KCom ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

BT WiFi

1.4

Down

Plusnet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Sky ADSL2+

1

Down

TalkTalk Business ADSL2+

1

Down

Demon Internet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

EE ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

TalkTalk ADSL2+

1

Down

BT ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Daisy Wholesale ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Entanet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

Eclipse Internet ADSL/ADSL2+

1

Down

99.9 129.8 253.5 280.2 437.8 482.3
Up 50.2 106.1 190.9 222.5 360.3 412.3
45.1 55.3 114.9 128 212.7 217.8
Up 12.1 12.7 15.6 19.3 21.2 28.7
25.1 35.6 89.5 82.8 117.5 128.5
Up 5.6 7.1 18.9 33.7 60.3 68.2
52.7 66.4 79.4 114.1 173.9 207.5
Up 19.4 20.1 21 22.7 28.3 30.4
31.2 41.6 74 82.2 115.3 151.3
Up 6.3 7.3 10 9.7 11.8 12.1
30.8 43.5 66.9 55.8 58.8 72.7
Up 12.9 13.8 16.8 16.5 18.6 18.7
33.9 39.6 55.8 54.2 68.8 71.9
Up 8.8 10.1 16.1 15.6 18.4 18.7
36.6 43.2 53.6 54.4 68.2 73
Up 9.4 10.2 15.3 14.4 18 18.4
35.6 40.8 50.8 55.7 65.6 80.1
Up 9.6 9.8 10.4 12 15.8 18
25.9 35.9 50.6 51 69 73.3
Up 9.1 10.2 16.4 15.3 18.3 18.6
30.1 38.4 49.9 49.7 64.6 70.4
Up 8.2 10 14.7 13.9 18 18.4
12.1 21.4 49.5 118.1 168 345.1
Up 3.7 11.1 46.6 87.3 150.7 282.1
17.9 28.4 47.9 63.9 79.7 137.1
Up 4 4.5 9.1 15.1 25.7 28.3
11.8 21.5 46 56.4 84 109.8
Up 2.2 3 5.6 6.7 10.6 12
32.8 38.3 46 47.7 58.8 69.3
Up 8.4 10.1 14.5 13.7 17.4 17.9
32.4 38.2 45.5 48.6 60.6 68.8
Up 6 8.7 13 12.7 17.9 18.4
19.8 27.6 45.5 47.3 66.6 74.4
Up 9.2 11 16.7 19.4 20.5 33.3
11.1 15.4 44.2 47.8 80.1 96.8
Up 1.7 1.8 10.1 10.7 18.2 20.2
19.4 28.1 43.5 42.9 52.4 57.3
Up 13.5 18.8 33.4 35.7 49 55.2
15.9 26.1 41.9 47.1 71.1 78.5
Up 2.9 10.4 33.6 34.3 53.6 64.9
17.4 24.2 39.4 40.8 57 69
Up 2.6 4.1 8.5 9.6 16.7 18.1
21.2 26.9 37.3 67.1 107.4 126.7
Up 2.4 4.9 8.7 14.5 15 37.4
15.5 21.9 36.9 39.9 56.5 62.2
Up 4.4 8.7 11.4 15.5 22.5 23.8
11.9 17.7 30.0 29.7 39.6 47
Up 1.9 3.2 5.4 5.4 7.8 8.9
13.4 18.9 30.3 30.6 32.6 59
Up 2.4 3.4 5.7 5.8 8.5 8.9
15.4 21.9 29.8 28.3 36.5 37.3
Up 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8
11.2 18.7 28.9 26.6 36 36.9
Up 1.7 1.8 5.8 5.1 8.2 8.8
14.6 18.6 27.6 29.1 37.3 41.7
Up 3.1 3.9 6.1 6.8 8.7 10.9
10.6 13.5 27 25.9 36.5 37.6
Up 2.3 3 5.2 5.1 7.4 8.3
11.7 16.4 26.6 25.2 34.6 36.2
Up 2.2 3.1 5.3 5.3 7.8 8.5
12.8 17.3 26.3 25 34.2 36.7
Up 2.4 3.2 5.1 5.2 7.6 8.3
7.7 14.6 26.1 24.5 34.8 36.9
Up 0.8 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.9
10.3 13.9 25.2 32.7 37.4 47.7
Up 1.5 2.9 4.7 6.4 9 13.1
11.1 15.8 25 24 32.7 35.7
Up 2.3 3.3 5.3 5.4 7.7 8.4
10.7 16.4 24.9 24 33 37
Up 3 4.4 6.2 6.2 8.7 9.1
2.3 6.3 22.4 24.5 42.5 50.3
Up 0.7 1.2 2.4 2.1 2.9 3
6.3 10.2 21.2 21 32.4 36.3
Up 1.7 2.2 4.8 5 8 8.9
3.4 7 20.8 27.8 40.3 58.9
Up 0.4 0.7 2.9 5.4 8.8 11.8
1.3 4.2 15.7 17.1 29.6 33
Up 0.2 0.4 1.5 2 3.4 4.3
3.8 5.9 15.4 18.3 27.9 31
Up 0.2 0.5 2.8 2.9 4.2 6.2
2.4 5.3 13.2 17.5 27.4 38.4
Up 0.4 0.8 2.4 3.9 6.5 9.8
4.5 8.4 12.6 15.2 17.6 26.3
Up 0.6 1.2 4.7 9.4 7.8 9.8
1.7 3.6 10.6 14.5 23.4 33.6
Up 0.4 0.7 1.7 2.9 4.5 6.9
1.3 3.1 9.1 14.9 23.6 38.6
Up 0.3 0.5 1.4 3.7 5.1 10.2
3.1 4.3 8.5 9.1 14.8 17.5
Up 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.9
0.9 2.1 7 8.3 14.2 17.9
Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.9 1
1 2.5 6.8 7.5 12.3 15.8
Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
1.4 3 6.2 7.1 11.8 13.5
Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7
0.9 2.2 6.1 10.6 13.5 25.6
Up 0.3 0.5 1.4 4.2 4.4 7.7
0.8 1.8 5.9 7 12.1 15.7
Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 1
1.1 2.2 5.8 7.1 12 15.2
Up 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
0.8 2 5.8 6.8 11.4 14.6
Up 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.7
0.3 1.7 5.8 6.5 11.6 13.3
Up 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8
0.9 2 5.6 6.7 11.6 15
Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.9
0.8 1.9 5.5 6.6 11.3 14.3
Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8
0.8 1.6 5.2 6.7 11.9 15.8
Up 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.9
0.6 1.6 5 6.2 11 14.4
Up 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9
0.6 1.8 4.7 5.9 10.9 14.2
Up 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.9
0.8 1.5 4.4 5.6 9.3 12.7
Up 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9

The quality metric needs its scale explaining so a rough guide is:

  • 1 to 1.2: Very good connection for streaming and gaming with stable speeds
  • 1.3 to 1.8: Connections are good but there may be the odd rare stutter in downloads or gaming
  • 1.8 to 2.2: Likely to be using Wi-Fi or on a good mobile service. The odd dip in speeds and stutters are noticeable
  • 2.2 to 3: Your connection or Wi-Fi is affecting your experience and web pages may arrive in fits and starts
  • 3 to 4: Connection is likely to be heavily congested and streaming will be difficult.

    It is worth checking no-one in the property is also heavily using the connection

  • Over 4: Time to find a better provider or if on Wi-Fi use an Ethernet cable

Finding the ADSL and ADSL2+ services at the bottom of the table should be no suprise but and with much faster services so widely available there is an expensive research paper to be done to understand why so many have not upgraded (ADSL2+ services are still largest single block of tests we see each month), while the easy answers of price, availability, activation fees, not sold by existing provider appear obvious there may be more subtle issues that are not revealed by the usual 2000-3000 people representative sample favoured by market researchers.

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