Leicester Broadband

Leicester
Leicester residents have run speed tests on 20 providers. This number is 247.22% above the United Kingdom average of 5.76 providers. ISPs available in Leicester include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Leicester is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 753.39 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 26.68—107.72 Mbps. Leicester's fastest provider is BT, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 910.64 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Leicester is 21.85 Mbps, which is 5.41% below the The United Kingdom national average of 23.1 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 21.85 Mbps in Leicester.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    38.97—162.81
    595.24
    59.46
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    26.68—107.72
    753.39
    41.26
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    34.23—51.62
    128.84
    46.71
  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    4.31—93.09
    94.73
    7.04
  • Glide in Leicester
    16.48—63.31
    814.07
    23.87
  • BT in Leicester
    17.5—55.41
    910.64
    25.78
  • Contingency Networks
    0—82.65
    84.01
    82.65
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    12.4—36.75
    211.11
    17.14
  • EE in Leicester
    10.53—35.33
    211.16
    15.79
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    10.08—32.11
    127.33
    14.74
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    8.86—32.56
    149.76
    12.37
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    9.89—29.31
    74.86
    13.71
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    9.98—25.09
    51.14
    14.41
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    6.42—25.42
    72.87
    7.96
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    3.79—25.68
    64.28
    6.25
  • CIX in Leicester
    4.12—19.86
    36.52
    6.76
  • BazTel
    6.4—13.39
    23.96
    8.09
  • O2 Broadband
    6.23—12.78
    44.6
    7.86
  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    4.37—4.76
    8.12
    4.49
  • KCOM in Leicester
    0.54—9.21
    59.42
    0.72

Internet in Leicester

82nd

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Leicester

910.64 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

14.99—63.61 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

Leicester Competitive Speed Map

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London943.62 Mbps19.08—72.15 Mbps30.24 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps15.32—67.33 Mbps23.84 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps14.94—67.62 Mbps22.45 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.61 Mbps21.85 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.84—49.84 Mbps17.1 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps14.09—60.47 Mbps21.25 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.52—44.53 Mbps18.27 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.62—36.01 Mbps10.82 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps13.39—71.86 Mbps21.09 MbpsSlower

Leicester Over Time



How Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Leicester910.64 Mbps14.99—63.61 Mbps21.85 Mbps-

Leicester Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Leicester test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Leicester ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Leicester 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 speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Leicester's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.48% were fast, 25.54% slow, and 29.98% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media03 Jul 2020 02:51:10241 secs31.39 Mbps26.33 MbpsNeeds help
BT02 Jul 2020 01:56:59227 secs44.24 Mbps54.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media02 Jul 2020 00:26:46312 mins36.44 Mbps26.67 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband01 Jul 2020 03:02:06234 secs52.93 Mbps54.54 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:35:18321 mins3.93 Mbps75.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:20:29237 secs144.11 Mbps120 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:08:4329 mins86.99 Mbps91.58 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:04:3363 mins1.08 Mbps1.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:04:43233 secs92.6 Mbps93.78 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Jul 2020 00:02:28229 secs29.16 Mbps94.88 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 23:00:22228 mins18.37 Mbps26.34 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk30 Jun 2020 23:27:0225 secs39.91 Mbps39.49 Mbps
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 23:16:10267 secs41.07 Mbps20.35 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet30 Jun 2020 22:42:56223 mins12.13 Mbps6.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 23:04:06254 secs2.52 Mbps6.46 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media30 Jun 2020 22:47:42238 secs90.9 Mbps93.4 Mbps
Origin Broadband30 Jun 2020 22:45:26273 secs0.83 Mbps0.84 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 22:24:19489 secs2.11 Mbps0.54 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:59:47676 secs42.65 Mbps37.9 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband30 Jun 2020 21:48:2329 mins2.38 Mbps4.93 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic595.24 Mbps38.97—162.81 Mbps
2Contingency Networks84.01 Mbps0—82.65 Mbps
3Virgin Media753.39 Mbps26.68—107.72 Mbps
4Independent Fibre Networks128.84 Mbps34.23—51.62 Mbps
5Glide814.07 Mbps16.48—63.31 Mbps
6Cerberus Networks94.73 Mbps4.31—93.09 Mbps
7BT910.64 Mbps17.5—55.41 Mbps
8TalkTalk211.11 Mbps12.4—36.75 Mbps
9EE211.16 Mbps10.53—35.33 Mbps
10Vodafone127.33 Mbps10.08—32.11 Mbps
11Sky Broadband149.76 Mbps8.86—32.56 Mbps
12Plusnet74.86 Mbps9.89—29.31 Mbps
13CloudScape Connect51.14 Mbps9.98—25.09 Mbps
14Origin Broadband64.28 Mbps3.79—25.68 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband72.87 Mbps6.42—25.42 Mbps
16BazTel23.96 Mbps6.4—13.39 Mbps
17CIX36.52 Mbps4.12—19.86 Mbps
18O2 Broadband44.6 Mbps6.23—12.78 Mbps
19KCOM59.42 Mbps0.54—9.21 Mbps
20Andrews & Arnold8.12 Mbps4.37—4.76 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leicester

Leicester has 20 ISPs tested by its 355,218 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Leicester with 910.64 Mbps, and an average speed range of 17.5—55.41 Mbps.
The best provider in Leicester in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 38.97 to 162.81 Mbps.
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 14.99 up to 554 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 910.64 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 753.39 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.76 Mbps.
BT is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 910.64 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Leicester is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 03 Jul 2020