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O2 Broadband is a medium-sized internet provider in The United Kingdom. We have seen broadband speeds as high as 900.68 Mbps from O2 Broadband's coverage area, and most of their users see real-world internet speeds in the range of 6.54 to 32.37 Mbps. O2 Broadband is available in several large cities, including Leeds, Glasgow, Bradford, Liverpool, and Barnet. In these cities, its fastest broadband speeds range from 0.02 to 57.7 Mbps. Of the smaller cities O2 Broadband serves, such as Lea-by-Backford, Kilby, Daresbury, Shiplake, and Bleasby, maximum internet speeds vary from 4.82 to 31.02 Mbps, and most of their customers obtain speeds between 14.01 and 31.02 Mbps.

O2 Broadband's Rankings Across The United Kingdom: Medium-sized Broadband Providers in 2020


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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 Mbps108.36—221.56 Mbps119.93 Mbps
2Bold900.68 Mbps79.27—90.08 Mbps83.82 Mbps
3Chesham60.2 Mbps33.51—58.78 Mbps39.74 Mbps
4Bury42.89 Mbps25.43—30.25 Mbps26.88 Mbps
5Rainford754.53 Mbps18.2—66.39 Mbps26.67 Mbps

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

PositionCityMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian Speed
1Wigan13.28 Mbps1.43—5.46 Mbps2.47 Mbps
2Middlewich15.36 Mbps2.61—7.98 Mbps3.38 Mbps
3Usk67.02 Mbps2.14—6.9 Mbps3.45 Mbps
4Trowbridge33.66 Mbps2.95—4.91 Mbps3.94 Mbps
5Hackney33.1 Mbps3.06—9.47 Mbps5.03 Mbps

O2 Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeO2 BroadbandUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps60.97%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps23.60%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps11.13%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps2.77%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps1.48%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps0.05%2.33%

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 3 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, 36.06% were fast, 25.48% slow, and 38.46% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
Town / CityStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Slough, Slough24 Sep 2021 21:33:53289 secs5.27 Mbps5.28 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rainford, St Helens24 Sep 2021 16:19:18510 mins48.81 Mbps22.41 MbpsNeeds help
London, London24 Sep 2021 14:52:24226 mins11.65 Mbps3.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Slough, Slough24 Sep 2021 13:22:0122 mins33.34 Mbps32.9 Mbps
Rainford, St Helens24 Sep 2021 10:22:09227 mins35.76 Mbps12.14 MbpsNeeds help
London, London24 Sep 2021 10:03:232117 secs10.11 Mbps12.12 MbpsImproved
Slough, Slough24 Sep 2021 09:10:50236 secs15.24 Mbps17 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool24 Sep 2021 09:03:4923 mins182.09 Mbps173.95 Mbps
Slough, Slough24 Sep 2021 08:18:55365 secs8.14 Mbps5.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
London, London23 Sep 2021 20:24:4843 mins12.86 Mbps57.83 MbpsImproved
Slough, Slough23 Sep 2021 12:45:1526 mins15.33 Mbps7.58 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Rainford, St Helens23 Sep 2021 11:35:253101 secs3.25 Mbps3.82 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Camden, London23 Sep 2021 10:30:56763 mins1.93 Mbps6.56 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Slough, Slough23 Sep 2021 10:56:4259 mins1.71 Mbps1.53 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Slough, Slough23 Sep 2021 10:23:03256 secs9.61 Mbps1.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Slough, Slough23 Sep 2021 06:18:30313 mins3.04 Mbps5.99 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
London, London22 Sep 2021 10:27:36294 secs10.75 Mbps14.94 MbpsImproved
Bold, St Helens22 Sep 2021 08:09:02247 secs7.84 Mbps42.77 MbpsImproved
Liverpool, Liverpool21 Sep 2021 12:06:1325 mins0.62 Mbps2.11 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Liverpool, Liverpool21 Sep 2021 10:10:18928 mins0.15 Mbps4.29 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

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 Mbps5.68—12.14 Mbps
4Ealing62.48 Mbps2.96—39.31 Mbps
5Cheshire West and Chester8.14 Mbps6.35—8.07 Mbps
6Enfield Town5.32 Mbps0—3.14 Mbps
7Brent49.62 Mbps9.58—33.15 Mbps
8Sandwell51.08 Mbps9.58—34.17 Mbps
9Wigan13.28 Mbps1.43—5.46 Mbps
10Lambeth11.99 Mbps3.1—5.01 Mbps
11Southwark56.01 Mbps4.73—5.91 Mbps
12Newcastle upon Tyne26.83 Mbps2.42—16.43 Mbps
13Hackney33.1 Mbps3.06—9.47 Mbps
14Camden10.7 Mbps1.69—6.56 Mbps
15London415.88 Mbps5.45—23.92 Mbps
16Trafford12.28 Mbps0.61—11.64 Mbps
17Oldham42.99 Mbps0.32—6.8 Mbps
18York62.8 Mbps10.24—26.22 Mbps
19Peterborough644.55 Mbps108.36—221.56 Mbps
20Richmond55.82 Mbps7.55—13.26 Mbps
21Aberdeen0.23 Mbps0—0.15 Mbps
22Bury42.89 Mbps25.43—30.25 Mbps
23Hammersmith7.63 Mbps0.66—6.36 Mbps
24Basingstoke65.11 Mbps15.68—20.51 Mbps
25High Wycombe16.89 Mbps6.67—11.77 Mbps
26Harrogate4.71 Mbps0—3.04 Mbps
27Kensington68.17 Mbps11.37—33.07 Mbps
28Slough415.06 Mbps5.65—27.69 Mbps
29Blackpool64.45 Mbps3.25—22.24 Mbps
30Eastleigh30.38 Mbps1.23—4.78 Mbps
31Gloucester12 Mbps0.42—9.11 Mbps
32Darlington25.47 Mbps12.73—13.21 Mbps
33Aylesbury14.26 Mbps0—7.91 Mbps
34Welwyn Garden City43.52 Mbps13.39—28.59 Mbps
35Bracknell64.87 Mbps9.79—28.04 Mbps
36Morley46.75 Mbps2.03—25.49 Mbps
37Ashton-under-Lyne60.66 Mbps0.35—8.52 Mbps
38Elstree and Borehamwood182.35 Mbps12.43—51.16 Mbps
39Trowbridge33.66 Mbps2.95—4.91 Mbps
40Dover48.43 Mbps1.89—9.51 Mbps
41Ecclesfield3.71 Mbps0—0.04 Mbps
42Totton and Eling25.02 Mbps4.55—20.97 Mbps
43East Grinstead34.24 Mbps5.63—32.83 Mbps
44Huntingdon10.15 Mbps0—7.09 Mbps
45Droitwich Spa29.76 Mbps0—27.77 Mbps
46Musselburgh12.11 Mbps5.11—11.39 Mbps
47Chesham60.2 Mbps33.51—58.78 Mbps
48Hailsham67.8 Mbps7.16—67.02 Mbps
49Conwy33.87 Mbps28.08—33.78 Mbps
50Keynsham12.62 Mbps4.93—12.02 Mbps
51Neston66.91 Mbps12.09—41.27 Mbps
52Ringwood61.36 Mbps38.97—45.49 Mbps
53Morpeth36.48 Mbps6.76—30.12 Mbps
54Hawarden27.66 Mbps6.74—11.27 Mbps
55Middlewich15.36 Mbps2.61—7.98 Mbps
56Lymm30.87 Mbps3.22—12.39 Mbps
57Oxted14.12 Mbps2.13—8.05 Mbps
58West Cowes11.71 Mbps1.61—11.42 Mbps
59Burscough64.12 Mbps0—55.42 Mbps
60Ferryhill31.49 Mbps0.39—9.81 Mbps
61Killamarsh20.54 Mbps14.62—19.24 Mbps
62City of London66.75 Mbps15.31—29.93 Mbps
63Rainford754.53 Mbps18.2—66.39 Mbps
64Enderby67.6 Mbps0.23—5.63 Mbps
65Kings Langley2.39 Mbps0—1.99 Mbps
66Bayston Hill2.43 Mbps1.72—2.41 Mbps
67Ashburton2.47 Mbps0—2.17 Mbps
68Porthmadog54.83 Mbps10.41—34.55 Mbps
69Maghera29.33 Mbps0—3.95 Mbps
70Bold900.68 Mbps79.27—90.08 Mbps
71Usk67.02 Mbps2.14—6.9 Mbps
72Great Barton12.15 Mbps10.39—12.13 Mbps
73Upper Poppleton56.05 Mbps0—52.99 Mbps
74Burnaston6.72 Mbps0—6.04 Mbps
75North Kessock55.8 Mbps2.59—2.63 Mbps
76Torksey55.44 Mbps9.19—30.5 Mbps
77Bleasby5.5 Mbps5.2—5.21 Mbps
78Shiplake33.91 Mbps12.69—31.02 Mbps
79Daresbury12.49 Mbps12.29—12.36 Mbps
80Kilby18.77 Mbps14.01—18.71 Mbps
81Lea-by-Backford14.44 Mbps4.82—5.11 Mbps

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 6.54—32.37 Mbps.
Where is O2 Broadband Available?
We have recorded O2 Broadband internet speed tests in 81 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 27th most popular broadband provider.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2021