Broadband Statistics for Southwark, London
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed945.94 Mbps
Average Speed34.39 Mbps
Fastest ProviderCommunity Fibre

Internet Service Providers in Southwark, London

Southwark residents have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 236.70% above the United Kingdom average of 5.94 internet service providers. ISPs available in Southwark include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Southwark is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 936.6 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 49.97—193.08 Mbps. Southwark's fastest provider is Community Fibre, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 945.94 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Southwark is 34.39 Mbps, which is 0.41% below the The United Kingdom national average of 34.53 Mbps, and 16.99% below the average of 41.43 Mbps in London. Internet speeds in Southwark are typically faster than Brent, but slower than City of London. Nearby cities include City of London with speeds 23.41—72.38 Mbps, Tower Hamlets with speeds 25.27—84.09 Mbps, and Lambeth with speeds 24.38—101.76 Mbps.

Broadband Providers

  • Zen Internet in Southwark
    53.38 — 503.43 Mbps
    536.29 Mbps
    178.34 Mbps
  • Community Fibre in Southwark
    77.87 — 148.8 Mbps
    945.94 Mbps
    120.72 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Southwark
    61.61 — 171.11 Mbps
    915.27 Mbps
    89.94 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Southwark
    49.97 — 193.08 Mbps
    936.6 Mbps
    75.81 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    32.88 — 93.35 Mbps
    358.61 Mbps
    44.07 Mbps
  • Spitfire in Southwark
    31.33 — 87.92 Mbps
    462.71 Mbps
    42.99 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Southwark
    27.03 — 65.76 Mbps
    200.96 Mbps
    34.59 Mbps
  • CIX in Southwark
    13.48 — 88.05 Mbps
    95.29 Mbps
    15.43 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Southwark
    26.8 — 60.73 Mbps
    936.74 Mbps
    32.35 Mbps
  • iDNET in Southwark
    0.33 — 111.54 Mbps
    111.6 Mbps
    56.82 Mbps
  • BT in Southwark
    19.7 — 61.85 Mbps
    844.05 Mbps
    30.8 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Southwark
    15.44 — 40.25 Mbps
    883.28 Mbps
    23.58 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Southwark
    10.41 — 49.52 Mbps
    377.39 Mbps
    14.98 Mbps
  • EE in Southwark
    9.87 — 44.08 Mbps
    302.47 Mbps
    14.85 Mbps
  • KCOM in Southwark
    6.71 — 44.15 Mbps
    48.23 Mbps
    6.82 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Southwark
    9.94 — 36.76 Mbps
    76.2 Mbps
    14.89 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Southwark
    8.19 — 31.45 Mbps
    73.88 Mbps
    10.89 Mbps
  • CCS Leeds
    4.16 — 18.19 Mbps
    46.06 Mbps
    4.81 Mbps
  • Glide in Southwark
    1.71 — 10.02 Mbps
    198.98 Mbps
    3.27 Mbps
  • O2 Broadband
    1.51 — 9.01 Mbps
    56.01 Mbps
    1.51 Mbps

Broadband in Southwark


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in London

945.94 Mbps

Southwark's fastest speed

23.68—90.06 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Southwark residents

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Southwark Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeSouthwarkLondonUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps30.96%28.50%28.67%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps24.51%24.14%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps19.96%19.58%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps8.98%9.52%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps13.64%15.24%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps1.95%3.02%2.33%

How Southwark Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps32.66—93.17 Mbps45.25 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps25.49—104.07 Mbps35.53 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps23.73—106.01 Mbps35.83 MbpsFaster
Southwark945.94 Mbps23.68—90.06 Mbps34.39 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps25.04—87.45 Mbps34.26 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps18.46—73.87 Mbps27.3 MbpsSlower
Nottingham917.03 Mbps21.48—57.04 Mbps27.11 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.71 Mbps19.09—59.94 Mbps26.88 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps13.41—62.29 Mbps20.78 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps21.62—87.67 Mbps31.81 MbpsSlower

Southwark 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 Southwark Compares for Internet Speed in London

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
27Tower Hamlets947.59 Mbps25.27—84.09 Mbps35.1 MbpsFaster
28City of London1002.52 Mbps23.41—72.38 Mbps34.41 MbpsFaster
29Southwark945.94 Mbps23.68—90.06 Mbps34.39 Mbps-
30Brent943.35 Mbps22.41—67.88 Mbps31.25 MbpsSlower
31Redbridge1298.94 Mbps21.2—92.58 Mbps31.23 MbpsSlower

Southwark Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Southwark testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Southwark ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Southwark 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 Southwark's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 41.94% were fast, 25.8% slow, and 32.26% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Plusnet15 May 2021 20:57:58314 mins0.83 Mbps1.39 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT15 May 2021 20:28:25419 mins0.12 Mbps4.69 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone15 May 2021 20:40:57232 secs37.36 Mbps37.43 Mbps
Virgin Media15 May 2021 20:30:5825 mins372.65 Mbps364.36 Mbps
Vodafone15 May 2021 19:40:10227 mins20.04 Mbps26.66 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 May 2021 19:46:41228 secs110.7 Mbps110.82 Mbps
Virgin Media15 May 2021 19:42:52285 secs53.42 Mbps46.34 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone15 May 2021 19:20:27222 secs11.38 Mbps10.78 Mbps
Virgin Media15 May 2021 19:18:53227 secs40.06 Mbps204.01 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media15 May 2021 19:17:13346 secs32.46 Mbps220.42 MbpsImproved
BT15 May 2021 18:50:34232 secs23.81 Mbps26.55 MbpsImproved
Plusnet15 May 2021 18:41:1322 mins34.45 Mbps42.26 MbpsImproved
EE15 May 2021 18:19:26254 secs54.99 Mbps61.32 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk15 May 2021 18:09:2237 mins53.83 Mbps32.26 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone15 May 2021 18:10:05225 secs19.59 Mbps18.75 Mbps
Sky Broadband15 May 2021 18:06:443100 secs13.81 Mbps13.3 Mbps
Virgin Media15 May 2021 17:37:1132 mins72.16 Mbps92.77 MbpsImproved
Community Fibre15 May 2021 17:08:25325 mins95.52 Mbps15.55 MbpsNeeds help
BT15 May 2021 17:24:26227 secs38.51 Mbps38.98 Mbps
TalkTalk15 May 2021 16:42:38226 secs59.75 Mbps51.27 MbpsNeeds help

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Southwark

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Zen Internet536.29 Mbps53.38—503.43 Mbps
2Hyperoptic915.27 Mbps61.61—171.11 Mbps
3Community Fibre945.94 Mbps77.87—148.8 Mbps
4Virgin Media936.6 Mbps49.97—193.08 Mbps
5iDNET111.6 Mbps0.33—111.54 Mbps
6Independent Fibre Networks358.61 Mbps32.88—93.35 Mbps
7Spitfire462.71 Mbps31.33—87.92 Mbps
8Glide198.98 Mbps1.71—10.02 Mbps
9Vodafone936.74 Mbps26.8—60.73 Mbps
10CIX95.29 Mbps13.48—88.05 Mbps
11BT844.05 Mbps19.7—61.85 Mbps
12Andrews & Arnold200.96 Mbps27.03—65.76 Mbps
13TalkTalk883.28 Mbps15.44—40.25 Mbps
14Sky Broadband377.39 Mbps10.41—49.52 Mbps
15EE302.47 Mbps9.87—44.08 Mbps
16KCOM48.23 Mbps6.71—44.15 Mbps
17Plusnet76.2 Mbps9.94—36.76 Mbps
18Post Office Broadband73.88 Mbps8.19—31.45 Mbps
19O2 Broadband56.01 Mbps1.51—9.01 Mbps
20CCS Leeds46.06 Mbps4.16—18.19 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Southwark

How many broadband providers in Southwark are there?
Southwark has 20 ISPs tested by its 317,256 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Southwark?
Community Fibre is the fastest broadband provider in Southwark with 945.94 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 77.87—148.8 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Southwark?
The best internet provider in Southwark is Zen Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 53.38 to 503.43 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Southwark?
Users in Southwark see an average internet speed of 23.68 up to 506 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 945.94 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Southwark?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Southwark, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.6 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Southwark?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Southwark, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 377.39 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Southwark?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Southwark, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 936.74 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Southwark?
The broadband provider with the most users in Southwark is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 15 May 2021