United Kingdom Greater London Wandsworth

Broadband Providers in Wandsworth

Broadband Providers available in Wandsworth include BT, Sky Broadband, and Virgin Media. Wandsworth's fastest provider is Optimity, with a median speed of 196 Mbps. The most popular provider in Wandsworth is BT. The average broadband speed in Wandsworth in 2022 is 78 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 47 Mbps.


Wandsworth Broadband Statistics

Wandsworth is among the 10 worst-off for fibre access out of all major cities in Greater London, and is among the 10 worst-off major cities in terms of fibre access in London. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 76% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 82% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 98% of Wandsworth's households.

Despite poor broadband infrastructure, we see very high speed test averages in Wandsworth postcodes like SW11, SW15, SW18, SW17, and SW12. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 47 Mbps median internet speed in Wandsworth, which is 28% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps, and 3.16% above the median broadband speed of 46 Mbps in Greater London.

Wandsworth increased access to Gigabit speeds by 52 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring major cities like Dagenham (gained 44 percentate points), Southwark (gained 41 percentate points), and Tower Hamlets (gained 38 percentate points). In addition, real-world speed test data shows that Wandsworth is significantly outperformed by Kensington (39% faster), Mitcham (19% faster), and Hammersmith (10% faster).

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BT Logo
69 /100
5.90 /10
Above average
89,627 Speed Tests
780 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
85,887 Speed Tests
883 reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
68 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
61,698 Speed Tests
1518 reviews
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Hyperoptic Logo
97 /100
9.50 /10
Above average
Above Average
47,629 Speed Tests
48 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
61 /100
5.50 /10
Above average
27,819 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Community Fibre Logo
96 /100
9.70 /10
Community Fibre
Above average
Above Average
25,577 Speed Tests
16 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
55 /100
6.10 /10
About average
13,511 Speed Tests
444 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
65 /100
9.80 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
10,258 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.50 /10
About average
Above Average
9,544 Speed Tests
396 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
About average
3,182 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Spitfire Logo
88 /100
Above average
2,287 Speed Tests
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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Wandsworth

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Wandsworth area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
YearWandsworthGreater LondonWandsworthGreater LondonWandsworthGreater London

Map of Wandsworth's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability


of people living in Wandsworth can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds


of Wandsworth residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband


availability in Wandsworth

Poor Broadband Speeds


of Wandsworth is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Wandsworth Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Wandsworth

YearWandsworth AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201830.13 Mbps26.27 Mbps14.69% Faster
201957.88 Mbps30.63 Mbps88.97% Faster
202087.49 Mbps80.31 Mbps8.94% Faster
202176.15 Mbps66.05 Mbps15.29% Faster

Wandsworth Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWandsworthGreater LondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps17.65%19.27%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps19.68%22.33%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps23.10%26.44%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps14.85%11.95%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps20.18%15.83%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps4.55%4.19%3.60%

How Wandsworth Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Wandsworth3167.42 Mbps35.3—97.23 Mbps47.05 Mbps-
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33.04—95.97 Mbps45.56 MbpsSlower
Birmingham2786.06 Mbps29.31—107.04 Mbps38.5 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.56—89.74 Mbps34.61 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.11—40.25 Mbps18.99 MbpsSlower
Sheffield934.82 Mbps23.76—68.87 Mbps32.08 MbpsSlower
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.38—109.93 Mbps42.32 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.63—71.33 Mbps32 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.47—99.31 Mbps37.03 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.96—107.51 Mbps38.06 MbpsSlower

Wandsworth 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.

How Wandsworth Compares for Internet Speed in Greater London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
12Hillingdon945.28 Mbps38.45—110.45 Mbps49.67 MbpsFaster
13Waltham Forest939.55 Mbps34.9—122.58 Mbps49.13 MbpsFaster
14Wandsworth3167.42 Mbps35.3—97.23 Mbps47.05 Mbps-
15Bexley937.39 Mbps34.35—115.99 Mbps46.58 MbpsSlower
16Bromley3332.46 Mbps32.72—111.13 Mbps45.96 MbpsSlower

Wandsworth Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wandsworth testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wandsworth ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wandsworth resident'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 hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Wandsworth's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 42.83% were fast, 26.42% slow, and 30.74% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 23:54:1143 mins490.26 Mbps380.09 MbpsNeeds help
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 23:13:49830 mins73.18 Mbps92.27 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 23:11:55260 secs36.52 Mbps63.67 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 23:04:5834 mins10.28 Mbps3.86 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:47:4938 mins135.54 Mbps14.69 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:31:3564 mins492.81 Mbps476.72 Mbps
BT20 Jan 2022 22:14:5883 mins51.54 Mbps221.77 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 22:08:42242 secs63.83 Mbps73.91 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 20:58:54245 secs35.12 Mbps35.29 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:49:552102 secs24.46 Mbps34.47 MbpsImproved
Vodafone20 Jan 2022 20:50:27236 secs16.52 Mbps15.42 Mbps
Zen Internet20 Jan 2022 20:07:39227 mins22.33 Mbps22.39 Mbps
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 20:18:5545 mins44.12 Mbps45.19 Mbps
TalkTalk20 Jan 2022 20:04:12314 mins26.39 Mbps22.43 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 20:01:57230 secs497.63 Mbps511.76 Mbps
Plusnet20 Jan 2022 19:52:06248 secs0.07 Mbps0.04 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Community Fibre20 Jan 2022 19:51:12216 secs172.13 Mbps209.63 MbpsImproved
BT20 Jan 2022 19:48:1353 mins49.97 Mbps49.87 Mbps
Virgin Media20 Jan 2022 19:45:4554 mins45.51 Mbps42.79 Mbps
Sky Broadband20 Jan 2022 19:49:30244 secs12.96 Mbps13.05 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wandsworth

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Optimity432.51 Mbps182.7—240.35 Mbps
2Hyperoptic940.05 Mbps79.32—248.22 Mbps
3Community Fibre3167.42 Mbps64.83—180.62 Mbps
4Virgin Media940.11 Mbps54.98—209.54 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks371.85 Mbps56.68—118.39 Mbps
6Vostron92.42 Mbps0—91.56 Mbps
7CIX436.54 Mbps32.51—147.18 Mbps
8G.Network942.42 Mbps42.95—131.09 Mbps
9Structured Communications300.53 Mbps73.18—73.81 Mbps
10iDNET936.7 Mbps15.21—106.55 Mbps
11BT948.97 Mbps38.19—73.38 Mbps
12Vodafone939.19 Mbps29.9—66.07 Mbps
13EE439.59 Mbps27.8—68.31 Mbps
14Glide94.59 Mbps37.06—77.31 Mbps
15uno65.2 Mbps30.84—37.41 Mbps
16Zen Internet939.96 Mbps21.85—37.39 Mbps
17Sky Broadband503.95 Mbps23.09—62.32 Mbps
18Spitfire924.98 Mbps21.32—43.04 Mbps
19TalkTalk385.46 Mbps18.88—54.42 Mbps
20Aquiss31.28 Mbps0—30.03 Mbps
21The Phone Coop74.12 Mbps19.19—45.42 Mbps
22Andrews & Arnold92.59 Mbps15.42—41.81 Mbps
23Cerberus Networks73.37 Mbps13.98—49.77 Mbps
24Plusnet74.86 Mbps16.09—45 Mbps
25FastNet148.54 Mbps12.97—51.06 Mbps
26CloudScape Connect72.64 Mbps10.88—29.72 Mbps
27KCOM63.78 Mbps14.48—27.73 Mbps
28Shell Energy71.91 Mbps6.51—31.97 Mbps
29O2 Broadband43.1 Mbps4.64—6.98 Mbps

Smaller Towns, Villages, and Wards in Wandsworth

WardMedian AgeRent PrivatelyRent CouncilMortageCommute via Public TransportWork From Home
Clapham Junction32.030.61%2.85%31.91%64.88%6.49%
Nine Elms31.031.32%20.53%18.58%61.76%4.71%
Wandsworth Common34.022.79%5.10%37.53%53.45%7.17%

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wandsworth

How many broadband providers in Wandsworth are there?

Wandsworth has 29 ISPs tested by its 326,474 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wandsworth?

Optimity is the fastest broadband provider in Wandsworth with 432.51 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 182.7—240.35 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Wandsworth?

The best internet provider in Wandsworth is Optimity, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 182.7 to 240.35 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Wandsworth?

Users in Wandsworth see an average internet speed of 35.3 up to 551 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 3167.42 Mbps.

Is BT available in Wandsworth?

Broadband service from BT is available in Wandsworth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 948.97 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Wandsworth?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wandsworth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 503.95 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Wandsworth?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wandsworth, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 940.11 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Wandsworth?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 794 of Wandsworth's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Wandsworth?

The broadband provider with the most users in Wandsworth is BT.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2022

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