Leicester Broadband

Leicester
Leicester residents have run speed tests on 20 providers. This number is 235.57% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 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 32.87—110.37 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 25.36 Mbps, which is 5.83% below the The United Kingdom national average of 26.93 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 25.36 Mbps in Leicester.

Providers

  • Hyperoptic in Leicester
    51.08—164.4
    595.24
    62.12
  • Contingency Networks
    58.66—84.01
    101.53
    82.65
  • Cerberus Networks in Leicester
    43.17—93.23
    94.73
    85.22
  • Virgin Media in Leicester
    32.87—110.37
    855.66
    49.67
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    46.71—51.62
    128.84
    50.99
  • Glide in Leicester
    20.32—70.61
    814.07
    27.8
  • BT in Leicester
    19.17—57.82
    910.64
    28.71
  • Vodafone in Leicester
    18.64—48.58
    642.23
    23.69
  • TalkTalk in Leicester
    14.29—42.16
    211.11
    19.86
  • EE in Leicester
    11.14—36.11
    281.87
    16.72
  • Sky Broadband in Leicester
    9—34.4
    149.76
    12.85
  • Plusnet in Leicester
    9.43—29.2
    74.86
    13.23
  • CloudScape Connect in Leicester
    10.03—27.59
    51.14
    14.61
  • Post Office Broadband in Leicester
    6.45—28.08
    72.87
    8.23
  • Origin Broadband in Leicester
    3.93—30.32
    64.28
    10.15
  • O2 Broadband
    7.47—13.63
    44.6
    8.59
  • CIX in Leicester
    4.61—18.57
    36.52
    6.29
  • BazTel
    6.4—13.39
    23.96
    8.09
  • Andrews & Arnold in Leicester
    4.49—8.12
    39.32
    4.49
  • KCOM in Leicester
    0.54—9.52
    59.42
    0.67

Internet in Leicester

100th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Leicester

910.64 Mbps

Leicester's fastest speed

16.95—71.94 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Leicester residents

Leicester Competitive Speed Map

How Leicester Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London3385.49 Mbps23.47—73.94 Mbps34.69 MbpsFaster
Birmingham931.57 Mbps17.12—71.77 Mbps26.78 MbpsFaster
Bristol902.73 Mbps17.4—77.63 Mbps26.13 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps16.2—90.98 Mbps26.94 MbpsFaster
Leicester910.64 Mbps16.95—71.94 Mbps25.36 Mbps-
Liverpool912.85 Mbps13.57—57.91 Mbps19.9 MbpsSlower
Nottingham880.18 Mbps15.5—63.53 Mbps23.34 MbpsSlower
Sheffield820.73 Mbps14.15—49.23 Mbps20.19 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps8.55—42.82 Mbps12.27 MbpsSlower

Leicester Over Time



How Leicester Compares for Internet Speed in Leicester

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Leicester910.64 Mbps16.95—71.94 Mbps25.36 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 3 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, 47.13% were fast, 24.17% slow, and 28.7% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 21:22:43211 mins52.84 Mbps50.03 Mbps
Sky Broadband22 Oct 2020 21:31:58372 secs39.36 Mbps27.98 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 18:10:00312 mins0.89 Mbps2.77 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband22 Oct 2020 15:57:14233 secs13.56 Mbps10.75 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 15:54:22252 secs38.65 Mbps87.8 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband22 Oct 2020 13:23:50251 secs5.74 Mbps11.36 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 12:00:35228 secs20.17 Mbps44.13 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk22 Oct 2020 11:36:29355 secs5.2 Mbps5.23 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media22 Oct 2020 08:18:26227 mins20.65 Mbps22.06 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 23:24:3734 mins28.07 Mbps25.53 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 22:20:16354 secs2.65 Mbps2.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 21:25:3522 mins28.98 Mbps27.46 Mbps
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 18:28:43248 secs357.88 Mbps352.7 Mbps
EE21 Oct 2020 18:00:25282 secs1.02 Mbps2.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 15:45:45812 mins13.05 Mbps13.04 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 14:44:32216 mins15.79 Mbps23.86 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 14:17:57293 secs16.08 Mbps14.78 Mbps
Sky Broadband21 Oct 2020 11:55:0633 mins4.2 Mbps4.78 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
TalkTalk21 Oct 2020 11:52:24279 secs7.65 Mbps7.63 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media21 Oct 2020 10:35:22252 secs0.5 Mbps57.47 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Leicester

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Hyperoptic595.24 Mbps51.08—164.4 Mbps
2Virgin Media855.66 Mbps32.87—110.37 Mbps
3Contingency Networks101.53 Mbps58.66—84.01 Mbps
4Cerberus Networks94.73 Mbps43.17—93.23 Mbps
5Independent Fibre Networks128.84 Mbps46.71—51.62 Mbps
6Glide814.07 Mbps20.32—70.61 Mbps
7BT910.64 Mbps19.17—57.82 Mbps
8Vodafone642.23 Mbps18.64—48.58 Mbps
9TalkTalk211.11 Mbps14.29—42.16 Mbps
10EE281.87 Mbps11.14—36.11 Mbps
11Sky Broadband149.76 Mbps9—34.4 Mbps
12Plusnet74.86 Mbps9.43—29.2 Mbps
13CloudScape Connect51.14 Mbps10.03—27.59 Mbps
14Origin Broadband64.28 Mbps3.93—30.32 Mbps
15Post Office Broadband72.87 Mbps6.45—28.08 Mbps
16BazTel23.96 Mbps6.4—13.39 Mbps
17Andrews & Arnold39.32 Mbps4.49—8.12 Mbps
18CIX36.52 Mbps4.61—18.57 Mbps
19O2 Broadband44.6 Mbps7.47—13.63 Mbps
20KCOM59.42 Mbps0.54—9.52 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 19.17—57.82 Mbps.
The best provider in Leicester in Hyperoptic, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 51.08 to 164.4 Mbps.
Users in Leicester see an average internet speed of 16.95 up to 488 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 149.76 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: 22 Oct 2020