O2 Broadband

O2 Broadband Internet and Services

O2 Broadband is a medium-sized internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 901 Mbps from O2 Broadband's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 6.44 to 34 Mbps.

O2 Broadband

O2 Broadband Broadband Coverage around The United Kingdom

O2 Broadband's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Medium-sized Broadband Providers in 2021


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O2 Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

O2 Broadband's Fastest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Peterborough644.55 Mbps83.1—190.97 Mbps108.36 Mbps
2Bold900.68 Mbps48.54—85.16 Mbps80.25 Mbps
3Chesham60.2 Mbps33.51—58.78 Mbps39.74 Mbps
4Kensington68.17 Mbps14.88—34.33 Mbps32.89 Mbps
5Rainford754.53 Mbps18.48—66.26 Mbps27.18 Mbps

O2 Broadband's Slowest Towns and Cities in The United Kingdom

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Llandudno12.75 Mbps0.41—5.74 Mbps0.44 Mbps
2Barnet44.22 Mbps0.62—5.07 Mbps1.19 Mbps
3Carlisle17.11 Mbps1.08—1.91 Mbps1.44 Mbps
4Newcastle upon Tyne33.52 Mbps1.42—8.98 Mbps1.51 Mbps
5Ballyclare56.6 Mbps1.52—3.2 Mbps1.81 Mbps

O2 Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeO2 BroadbandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps51.38%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.25%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps14.58%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps6.42%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps2.96%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.42%3.60%

O2 Broadband Growth and Broadband Performance History: Towns and Cities

O2 Broadband in Regions and Counties

O2 Broadband Broadband Speed Test Results

We analysed users testing O2 Broadband multiple times, each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous internet speed test. On average, O2 Broadband customers ran 5 speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the download speed of a O2 Broadband user's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd consider this a customer O2 Broadband should speak to as soon as possible. For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For O2 Broadband's customer base, of the speed tests we measured, 41.51% were fast, 22.64% slow, and 35.85% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Greater London, Greater London14 Jan 2022 13:10:30242 secs9.71 Mbps14.95 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool14 Jan 2022 12:19:43514 mins34.64 Mbps34.73 Mbps
Liverpool, Liverpool13 Jan 2022 15:31:08714 mins8.82 Mbps1.75 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool13 Jan 2022 14:09:18213 mins74.76 Mbps74.73 Mbps
Liverpool, Liverpool13 Jan 2022 12:40:382346 mins5.2 Mbps70.29 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool13 Jan 2022 10:08:422064 mins74.73 Mbps51.55 MbpsNeeds help
Greater London, Greater London13 Jan 2022 09:58:13221 secs0.4 Mbps0.26 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool12 Jan 2022 16:53:1476 mins1.52 Mbps1.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool12 Jan 2022 14:54:47315 mins7.85 Mbps8.05 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool12 Jan 2022 13:31:521245 mins12.36 Mbps6.44 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Greater London, Greater London12 Jan 2022 14:05:323120 secs15.15 Mbps7.41 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool12 Jan 2022 12:17:44619 mins69.93 Mbps71.71 Mbps
Rainford, St Helens12 Jan 2022 12:14:15320 mins4.96 Mbps95.58 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool12 Jan 2022 10:28:53862 mins74.53 Mbps74.83 Mbps
Slough, Slough11 Jan 2022 23:43:52257 secs15.15 Mbps14.03 Mbps
Slough, Slough11 Jan 2022 17:39:0335 mins9.22 Mbps18.58 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool11 Jan 2022 16:26:30618 mins8.45 Mbps67.26 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool11 Jan 2022 15:01:301028 mins11.26 Mbps68.16 MbpsImproved
Killamarsh, Derbyshire11 Jan 2022 14:53:2442 mins9.2 Mbps11.17 MbpsImproved
Slough, Slough11 Jan 2022 14:11:21320 mins45.2 Mbps18.26 MbpsNeeds help

O2 Broadband in Large Towns and Cities

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Croydon3.08 Mbps0.18—1.01 Mbps
2Coventry44.79 Mbps41.06—44.43 Mbps
3Leicester32.34 Mbps5.46—12.1 Mbps
4Ealing62.48 Mbps2.96—39.31 Mbps
5Cheshire West and Chester8.62 Mbps6.35—8.14 Mbps
6Enfield Town5.32 Mbps0—3.14 Mbps
7Brent49.62 Mbps9.58—33.15 Mbps
8Sandwell51.14 Mbps9.65—34.17 Mbps
9Wandsworth43.1 Mbps3.57—6.98 Mbps
10Wigan13.28 Mbps2.62—5.29 Mbps
11Lambeth11.36 Mbps0.15—0.47 Mbps
12Tower Hamlets20.85 Mbps1.62—8.47 Mbps
13Southwark56.01 Mbps4.12—5.34 Mbps
14Hillingdon7.75 Mbps0—7.71 Mbps
15Newcastle upon Tyne33.52 Mbps1.42—8.98 Mbps
16Hackney33.1 Mbps0—14.37 Mbps
17Haringey18.53 Mbps0.5—6.71 Mbps
18Camden17.75 Mbps3.53—13.43 Mbps
19Greater London68.6 Mbps5.18—21.48 Mbps
20Salford33.78 Mbps9.75—29.39 Mbps
21Trafford12.28 Mbps0.61—11.64 Mbps
22Oldham42.99 Mbps3.33—13.95 Mbps
23York62.8 Mbps3.76—15.21 Mbps
24Sutton22.05 Mbps15.09—16.97 Mbps
25Peterborough644.55 Mbps83.1—190.97 Mbps
26Richmond55.82 Mbps7.55—13.26 Mbps
27Aberdeen0.23 Mbps0—0.15 Mbps
28Bury42.89 Mbps21.02—29.97 Mbps
29Hammersmith7.63 Mbps0.66—6.36 Mbps
30Basingstoke65.11 Mbps8.31—20.51 Mbps
31High Wycombe16.89 Mbps6.64—13.84 Mbps
32Harrogate4.71 Mbps0—3.04 Mbps
33Kensington68.17 Mbps14.88—34.33 Mbps
34Slough415.06 Mbps5.44—25.45 Mbps
35Blackpool37.39 Mbps3.25—31.26 Mbps
36Eastleigh33.78 Mbps2.02—30.38 Mbps
37Gloucester12 Mbps0.59—9.11 Mbps
38Carlisle17.11 Mbps1.08—1.91 Mbps
39Darlington25.47 Mbps4.06—13.2 Mbps
40Eastbourne21.98 Mbps1.7—21.63 Mbps
41Shrewsbury5.54 Mbps0.07—2.06 Mbps
42Aylesbury48.13 Mbps7.91—14.26 Mbps
43Welwyn Garden City43.52 Mbps12.73—28.59 Mbps
44Bracknell64.87 Mbps9.75—27.66 Mbps
45Morley46.75 Mbps2.03—25.49 Mbps
46Castlereagh8.28 Mbps7.1—7.59 Mbps
47Ashton-under-Lyne66.06 Mbps8.52—21.11 Mbps
48Elstree and Borehamwood195.28 Mbps13.47—56.3 Mbps
49Trowbridge33.66 Mbps4.72—7.17 Mbps
50Dover48.43 Mbps6.48—11.41 Mbps
51Ecclesfield13.37 Mbps3.71—7.26 Mbps
52Totton and Eling26.2 Mbps4.45—20.97 Mbps
53East Grinstead34.24 Mbps5.04—34.22 Mbps
54Huntingdon10.15 Mbps6.43—7.09 Mbps
55Droitwich Spa38.3 Mbps13.57—32.37 Mbps
56Musselburgh12.7 Mbps11.39—12.31 Mbps
57Chesham60.2 Mbps33.51—58.78 Mbps
58Hailsham67.8 Mbps8.26—66.95 Mbps
59Conwy33.87 Mbps1.86—28.73 Mbps
60Keynsham12.62 Mbps10.02—12.02 Mbps
61Viewpark17.7 Mbps2.01—4.41 Mbps
62Llandudno12.75 Mbps0.41—5.74 Mbps
63Neston66.91 Mbps11.3—40.45 Mbps
64Ringwood70.19 Mbps45.49—61.36 Mbps
65Morpeth36.48 Mbps6.76—30.12 Mbps
66Hawarden27.66 Mbps6.74—11.27 Mbps
67Middlewich15.36 Mbps2.55—7.36 Mbps
68Rosyth12.84 Mbps0—0.09 Mbps
69Lymm30.87 Mbps3.22—12.39 Mbps
70Inverurie7.13 Mbps2.37—2.59 Mbps
71Tring27.46 Mbps0—23.39 Mbps
72Oxted28.32 Mbps2.58—8.05 Mbps
73West Cowes11.71 Mbps1.61—11.42 Mbps
74Towcester4.04 Mbps0—3.98 Mbps
75Burscough66.2 Mbps55.42—64.12 Mbps
76Ferryhill45.47 Mbps3.39—31.49 Mbps
77Killamarsh21.59 Mbps14.39—19.16 Mbps
78Ballyclare56.6 Mbps1.52—3.2 Mbps
79Rainford754.53 Mbps18.48—66.26 Mbps
80Cromer42.88 Mbps4.13—34.92 Mbps
81Enderby67.6 Mbps0.72—10.89 Mbps
82Kings Langley2.39 Mbps0—1.99 Mbps
83Bayston Hill2.43 Mbps1.72—2.41 Mbps
84Ashburton2.47 Mbps0—2.17 Mbps
85Porthmadog54.83 Mbps6.69—34.55 Mbps
86Maghera29.33 Mbps0—3.95 Mbps
87Bold900.68 Mbps48.54—85.16 Mbps
88Bedale14.93 Mbps0—3.51 Mbps
89Usk67.02 Mbps2.81—10.04 Mbps
90Great Barton12.15 Mbps10.39—12.13 Mbps
91Upper Poppleton56.64 Mbps52.99—56.05 Mbps
92Milton of Leys46.23 Mbps9.81—13.39 Mbps
93Burnaston6.72 Mbps5.44—6.04 Mbps
94Stoke Fleming67.33 Mbps13.1—66.05 Mbps
95North Kessock17.5 Mbps2.59—2.63 Mbps
96Torksey55.44 Mbps9.19—30.5 Mbps
97Shiplake33.91 Mbps12.69—31.02 Mbps
98Daresbury12.49 Mbps12.29—12.36 Mbps
99Kilby18.77 Mbps14.01—18.71 Mbps
100Lea-by-Backford14.44 Mbps4.82—5.11 Mbps

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Frequently Asked Questions about O2 Broadband

How fast are O2 Broadband's broadband download speeds?

The fastest internet speed we've seen for O2 Broadband is 900.68 Mbps, and most people see broadband download speeds in the range of 6.44—34.12 Mbps.

Where is O2 Broadband Available?

We have recorded O2 Broadband internet speed tests in over 100 towns and cities, including Croydon, Coventry, Leicester, Ealing, and Cheshire West and Chester.

How do O2 Broadband's speeds compare to other internet providers?

O2 Broadband is ranked as the 24th fastest internet provider in The United Kingdom.

How many people use O2 Broadband as their ISP?

In The United Kingdom, O2 Broadband is the 19th most popular broadband provider.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Thomas Buck

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2022