Leicester Broadband

Leicester
Leicester residents have run speed tests on 21 providers. This number is 251.17% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 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 855.66 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 37.94—116.4 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 27.57 Mbps, which is 7.14% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 27.57 Mbps in Leicester.

Providers

  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    85.22—93.23
    94.73
    92.48
  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    40.15—164.4
    595.24
    62.57
  • Contingency Networks
    58.66—84.01
    101.53
    82.68
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    37.94—116.4
    855.66
    56.92
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    46.71—51.62
    128.84
    50.99
  • Glide in Leicester
    20.07—72.75
    814.07
    29.1
  • BT in Leicester
    20.93—58.99
    910.64
    30.9
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    20.51—51.72
    862.84
    26.26
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    15.81—50.63
    211.11
    22.4
  • EE in Leicester
    10.91—36.24
    281.87
    16.25
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    9.52—36.16
    149.56
    13.68
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    10.03—27.59
    51.14
    14.61
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    9—28.17
    73.85
    12.85
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    6.49—30.61
    72.87
    8.61
  • BazTel
    11.72—17.43
    23.96
    12.57
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    4.81—30.5
    42.53
    10.95
  • O2 Broadband
    7.47—13.63
    44.6
    8.59
  • KCOM in Leicester
    0.99—16.68
    59.42
    2.55
  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    4.49—8.12
    39.32
    4.49
  • CIX in Leicester
    1.29—9.08
    18.57
    4.08
  • XLN in Leicester
    1.86—1.89
    1.89
    1.86

Internet in Leicester

120th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Leicester

910.64 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

18.43—74.33 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

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Leicester Competitive Speed Map

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.94—83.37 Mbps37.11 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.71—75.55 Mbps29.03 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.49—92.12 Mbps28.94 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.98—95.21 Mbps29.95 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.63—64.35 Mbps21.79 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.23—65.34 Mbps24.48 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.49—53.25 Mbps21.96 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.49—48.76 Mbps13.77 MbpsSlower

Leicester Over Time



How Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 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, 43.81% were fast, 25.8% slow, and 30.4% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 23:55:0622 mins78.05 Mbps90.08 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 21:59:03228 secs49.24 Mbps49.48 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:45:502106 secs1.7 Mbps6.52 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:39:3545 mins22.59 Mbps5.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:19:5042 mins210.48 Mbps162.67 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:55:4432 mins206.29 Mbps197.21 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:54:02225 secs110.72 Mbps110.09 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:32:33242 secs25.34 Mbps22.98 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:16:55259 secs29.27 Mbps27.71 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:00:03346 secs8.63 Mbps26.06 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:39:33420 mins81.1 Mbps59.13 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:31:23327 mins10.08 Mbps84.81 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2021 19:44:05231 secs13.93 Mbps11.79 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 18:51:31449 mins35.59 Mbps63.65 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:38:41260 secs109.46 Mbps106.5 Mbps
TalkTalk18 Jan 2021 19:28:39374 secs32.38 Mbps32.52 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:26:11229 secs39.89 Mbps51 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:19:14259 secs45.83 Mbps4.24 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:18:45260 secs215.44 Mbps215.79 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 19:19:00234 secs8.97 Mbps8.16 MbpsNeeds help, very slow

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic595.24 Mbps40.15—164.4 Mbps
2Virgin Media855.66 Mbps37.94—116.4 Mbps
3Cerberus Networks94.73 Mbps85.22—93.23 Mbps
4Contingency Networks101.53 Mbps58.66—84.01 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks128.84 Mbps46.71—51.62 Mbps
6Glide814.07 Mbps20.07—72.75 Mbps
7BT910.64 Mbps20.93—58.99 Mbps
8Vodafone862.84 Mbps20.51—51.72 Mbps
9TalkTalk211.11 Mbps15.81—50.63 Mbps
10EE281.87 Mbps10.91—36.24 Mbps
11Sky Broadband149.56 Mbps9.52—36.16 Mbps
12CloudScape Connect51.14 Mbps10.03—27.59 Mbps
13Plusnet73.85 Mbps9—28.17 Mbps
14Origin Broadband42.53 Mbps4.81—30.5 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband72.87 Mbps6.49—30.61 Mbps
16BazTel23.96 Mbps11.72—17.43 Mbps
17KCOM59.42 Mbps0.99—16.68 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold39.32 Mbps4.49—8.12 Mbps
19O2 Broadband44.6 Mbps7.47—13.63 Mbps
20CIX18.57 Mbps1.29—9.08 Mbps
21XLN1.89 Mbps1.86—1.89 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Leicester

Leicester has 21 ISPs tested by its 355,218 residents.
BT is the fastest provider in Leicester with 910.64 Mbps, and an average speed range of 20.93—58.99 Mbps.
The best provider in Leicester in Cerberus Networks, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 85.22 to 93.23 Mbps.
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 18.43 up to 492 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 855.66 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Leicester, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 149.56 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: 18 Jan 2021