Leicester Broadband

Leicester
Leicester residents have run speed tests on 20 providers. This number is 255.24% above the United Kingdom average of 5.63 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 24.32—103.22 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 20.67 Mbps, which is 4.83% below the The United Kingdom national average of 21.72 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 20.67 Mbps in Leicester.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    39.14—162.34
    595.24
    59.46
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    24.32—103.22
    753.39
    37.87
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    34.23—51.62
    128.84
    46.71
  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    4.37—92.48
    94.73
    43.17
  • BT in Leicester
    17.68—55.33
    910.64
    25.86
  • Glide in Leicester
    16—58.64
    814.07
    23.55
  • Contingency Networks
    0—82.65
    84.01
    82.65
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    12.03—35.94
    211.11
    16.63
  • EE in Leicester
    10.2—34.99
    211.16
    15.77
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    10.72—29.97
    51.14
    15.02
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    9.81—31.59
    209.65
    13.8
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    9.95—30.75
    74.86
    14.25
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    8.65—31.14
    149.76
    12.05
  • CIX in Leicester
    6.76—22.04
    36.52
    11.28
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    5.82—22.74
    72.87
    6.91
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    3.77—25.15
    64.28
    6.25
  • 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—4.84
    8.12
    4.37
  • KCOM in Leicester
    0.57—5.24
    59.42
    0.76

Internet in Leicester

60th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Leicester

910.64 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

14.35—59.49 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

Leicester Competitive Speed Map

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London940.68 Mbps18.33—71.85 Mbps29.38 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps14.54—64.77 Mbps22.6 MbpsFaster
Bristol896.3 Mbps13.98—62.89 Mbps20.83 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps14.35—59.49 Mbps20.67 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps11.28—46.41 Mbps16.12 MbpsSlower
Nottingham834.74 Mbps13.53—58.76 Mbps20.37 MbpsSlower
Sheffield815.42 Mbps12.04—42.29 Mbps17.47 MbpsSlower
Glasgow795.31 Mbps7.28—34.22 Mbps10.08 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps12.59—65.7 Mbps19.52 MbpsSlower

Leicester Over Time



How Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Leicester910.64 Mbps14.35—59.49 Mbps20.67 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, 45.37% were fast, 25.7% slow, and 28.93% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media27 May 2020 23:24:2935 mins2.05 Mbps102.93 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 22:26:42289 secs4.02 Mbps52.52 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 21:55:18620 mins33.91 Mbps20.96 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media27 May 2020 21:54:37219 secs153.28 Mbps203.18 MbpsImproved
BT27 May 2020 21:44:4626 mins1.1 Mbps0.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT27 May 2020 21:43:22231 secs7.23 Mbps13.09 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 21:31:4639 mins1.31 Mbps13.67 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 19:15:4613133 mins0.14 Mbps8.43 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 21:24:31243 secs18.34 Mbps18.6 Mbps
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:54:39815 mins4.02 Mbps1.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 21:04:0123 mins26.67 Mbps25.31 Mbps
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:45:18488 secs5.93 Mbps6.34 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:42:58231 secs38.42 Mbps40.14 Mbps
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:39:27239 secs16.85 Mbps106.09 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:33:53240 secs0.88 Mbps2.67 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media27 May 2020 20:26:53240 secs216.28 Mbps214.12 Mbps
Sky Broadband27 May 2020 20:22:1123 mins9.61 Mbps9.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone27 May 2020 19:58:5969 mins32.2 Mbps32.06 Mbps
Virgin Media27 May 2020 19:57:2433 mins4.48 Mbps55.07 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media27 May 2020 19:28:01421 mins39.45 Mbps31.6 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic595.24 Mbps39.14—162.34 Mbps
2Contingency Networks84.01 Mbps0—82.65 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks128.84 Mbps34.23—51.62 Mbps
4Virgin Media753.39 Mbps24.32—103.22 Mbps
5Cerberus Networks94.73 Mbps4.37—92.48 Mbps
6Glide814.07 Mbps16—58.64 Mbps
7BT910.64 Mbps17.68—55.33 Mbps
8TalkTalk211.11 Mbps12.03—35.94 Mbps
9EE211.16 Mbps10.2—34.99 Mbps
10Vodafone209.65 Mbps9.81—31.59 Mbps
11Plusnet74.86 Mbps9.95—30.75 Mbps
12CloudScape Connect51.14 Mbps10.72—29.97 Mbps
13Sky Broadband149.76 Mbps8.65—31.14 Mbps
14Origin Broadband64.28 Mbps3.77—25.15 Mbps
15CIX36.52 Mbps6.76—22.04 Mbps
16Post Office Broadband72.87 Mbps5.82—22.74 Mbps
17BazTel23.96 Mbps6.4—13.39 Mbps
18O2 Broadband44.6 Mbps6.23—12.78 Mbps
19KCOM59.42 Mbps0.57—5.24 Mbps
20Andrews & Arnold8.12 Mbps4.37—4.84 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 17.68—55.33 Mbps.
The best provider in Leicester in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 39.14 to 162.34 Mbps.
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 14.35 up to 576 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: 27 May 2020