United Kingdom North Tyneside

Broadband Providers in Wallsend

Broadband Providers available in Wallsend include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. Wallsend's fastest provider is Virgin Media, with a median speed of 70 Mbps. The most popular provider in Wallsend is also Virgin Media. The average broadband speed in Wallsend in 2022 is 69 Mbps, and the median speed locally is 41 Mbps.

 

Wallsend Broadband Statistics

Wallsend has the best fibre access out of all medium-sized towns in the North East, and is among the top 100 best medium-sized towns in terms of fibre access across the UK as a whole. Our analysis of Ofcom coverage data shows that Gigabit fibre is available to 30% of residents. UltraFast 300+ Mbps is available to 79% of residents, while SuperFast 30+ Mbps broadband is available to 99% of Wallsend's households.

Great broadband infrastructure results in high speed test averages in Wallsend postcodes like NE28, NE29, NE12, NE30, and NE26. Over the past year, we’ve recorded a 41.28 Mbps median internet speed in Wallsend, which is 12% above the United Kingdom national median of 37 Mbps.

Wallsend increased access to Gigabit speeds by 30 percentage points in the past year. The buildout rate is also better than neighbouring medium-sized towns like Durham (gained 6.65 percentate points), Blyth (gained 4.53 percentate points), and Great Aycliffe (gained 3.54 percentate points).

Local broadband speeds over time

The median broadband speed in Wallsend has increased by 78% over the last five years.

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Local broadband speeds in context

As of 2022, the median broadband speed in Wallsend is 16% higher than the North East and 11% higher than the UK overall.

Wallsend41 Mbps
North East35 Mbps
United Kingdom37 Mbps

Wallsend 2022 Broadband Scorecard

First place fibre access

Medium-Sized Towns, North East

16% above regional broadband speed

North East

11% above national broadband speed

UK Overall

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Virgin Media Logo
69 /100
5.30 /10
Virgin Media
Above average
Average
 
47,112 Speed Tests
1502 reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
58 /100
5.20 /10
Sky Broadband
About average
Average
 
22,408 Speed Tests
878 reviews
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BT Logo
70 /100
6.0 /10
BT
Above average
Average
 
15,255 Speed Tests
776 reviews
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TalkTalk Logo
52 /100
5.10 /10
TalkTalk
About average
Average
 
5,063 Speed Tests
379 reviews
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Plusnet Logo
54 /100
6.20 /10
Plusnet
About average
Average
 
4,461 Speed Tests
442 reviews
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EE Logo
58 /100
6.60 /10
EE
About average
Above Average
 
3,770 Speed Tests
395 reviews
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Vodafone Logo
60 /100
5.50 /10
Vodafone
About average
Average
 
816 Speed Tests
232 reviews
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Shell Energy Logo
35 /100
5.0 /10
Shell Energy
Below average
Average
 
220 Speed Tests
55 reviews
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Zen Internet Logo
67 /100
9.90 /10
Zen Internet
Above average
Above Average
 
36 Speed Tests
69 reviews
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CIX Logo
53 /100
7.70 /10
CIX
About average
Above Average
 
13 Speed Tests
2 reviews

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Ofcom Fibre Access Analysis for Wallsend

See the chart below for annual reporting on fibre build rates in the Wallsend area. Availability is based on population in postcodes marked as served by Ofcom Connected Nations reports, according to the most recent census.

 1,000+ Mbps300+ Mbps30+ Mbps
202129.55%78.55%99.44%
20200.05%66.18%98.77%
20190.04%65.68%98.90%
20180.04%64.45%98.47%
20170.00%60.41%95.92%
20160.00%0.00%89.59%

Map of Wallsend's Fibre Broadband Availability by Postcode

Gigabit Availability

29.55%

of people living in Wallsend can obtain to 1,000+ Mbps broadband speeds

Ultrafast Speeds

78.55%

of Wallsend residents can get 300+ Mbps internet service

Superfast 30+ Mbps Broadband

99.44%

availability in Wallsend

Poor Broadband Speeds

None

of Wallsend is limited to broadband speeds under 30 Mbps

Wallsend Broadband Speeds Report

Average Broadband Speeds in Wallsend

YearWallsend AverageUnited Kingdom AverageDifference
201818.7 Mbps26.27 Mbps28.82% Slower
201923.49 Mbps30.63 Mbps23.31% Slower
202083.49 Mbps80.31 Mbps3.96% Faster
202169.04 Mbps66.05 Mbps4.53% Faster

Wallsend Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeWallsendUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps18.84%19.92%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps21.50%25.74%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps25.62%25.20%
Good: 60-80 Mbps9.06%10.20%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps22.19%15.33%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.79%3.60%

How Wallsend Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
Greater London5794.21 Mbps33—95.73 Mbps45.51 MbpsFaster
Bristol943.13 Mbps30.31—109.88 Mbps42.23 MbpsFaster
Wallsend933.54 Mbps31.23—107.22 Mbps41.28 Mbps-
Birmingham941.32 Mbps29.29—106.98 Mbps38.45 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps25.52—89.49 Mbps34.56 MbpsSlower
Nottingham2371.49 Mbps16.27—40.66 Mbps19.2 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps23.68—68.72 Mbps32.03 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps20.52—71.27 Mbps31.97 MbpsSlower
Leicester935.89 Mbps27.39—99.03 Mbps36.95 MbpsSlower
Edinburgh874.24 Mbps29.95—107.43 Mbps38.01 MbpsSlower

Wallsend 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 Wallsend Compares for Internet Speed in North Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Wallsend933.54 Mbps31.23—107.22 Mbps41.28 Mbps-

Wallsend Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Wallsend testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Wallsend ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Wallsend 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 Wallsend's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 40.12% were fast, 25.12% slow, and 34.75% broadly the same.

Most Recent Tests

ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 23:42:44228 secs68.56 Mbps68.26 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 22:32:10516 mins17.21 Mbps198.91 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 22:17:3726 mins10.34 Mbps58.1 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 22:12:5335 mins9.86 Mbps42.26 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 22:06:4836 mins23.57 Mbps18.27 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:47:50353 secs210.08 Mbps203.09 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:29:3839 mins31.77 Mbps27.88 MbpsNeeds help
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 21:29:11262 secs42.65 Mbps40.61 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 21:00:20424 mins30.77 Mbps26.54 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 21:17:00239 secs1.04 Mbps6.7 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 19:56:07228 secs28.44 Mbps24.07 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:49:0544 mins49.38 Mbps120.19 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:46:15232 secs4.8 Mbps4.03 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Jan 2022 18:57:261340 mins0.09 Mbps0.17 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 19:33:39212 secs0.34 Mbps0.55 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
BT14 Jan 2022 18:51:00229 mins63.65 Mbps63.41 Mbps
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:07:29210 mins37.57 Mbps56.52 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media14 Jan 2022 19:09:14230 secs42.79 Mbps59.48 MbpsImproved
BT14 Jan 2022 18:55:4027 mins404.71 Mbps437.44 Mbps
Sky Broadband14 Jan 2022 18:47:31715 mins2.69 Mbps12.54 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Wallsend

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media933.54 Mbps47.87—178.76 Mbps
2BT818.45 Mbps32.59—71.37 Mbps
3Vodafone247.7 Mbps27.75—58.56 Mbps
4TalkTalk461.12 Mbps22.99—50.63 Mbps
5EE371.23 Mbps30.71—51.73 Mbps
6Zen Internet43.29 Mbps35.57—36.52 Mbps
7Sky Broadband454.18 Mbps20.6—53.16 Mbps
8Plusnet74.19 Mbps16.05—43.01 Mbps
9Shell Energy71.97 Mbps7.23—30.38 Mbps
10CIX69.2 Mbps1.29—1.91 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Wallsend

How many broadband providers in Wallsend are there?

Wallsend has 10 ISPs tested by its 42,739 residents.

Who is the fastest broadband provider in Wallsend?

Virgin Media is the fastest broadband provider in Wallsend with 933.54 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 47.87—178.76 Mbps.

Who is the best internet provider in Wallsend?

The best internet provider in Wallsend is Virgin Media, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 47.87 to 178.76 Mbps.

What is the average internet speed in Wallsend?

Users in Wallsend see an average internet speed of 31.23 up to 457 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 933.54 Mbps.

Is Virgin Media available in Wallsend?

Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 933.54 Mbps.

Is Sky Broadband available in Wallsend?

Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 454.18 Mbps.

Is BT available in Wallsend?

Broadband service from BT is available in Wallsend, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 818.45 Mbps.

Is BT full fibre available in Wallsend?

Yes, BT offers full fibre to the home (also called FTTH or FTTP) to 1325 of Wallsend's postcodes.

Who is the most popular broadband provider in Wallsend?

The broadband provider with the most users in Wallsend is Virgin Media.

Author: Thomas Buck

Last Reviewed By: Tyler Cooper

Published: 10 Nov 2019

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2022

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