Broadband in South Shields

South Shields
South Shields residents have run speed tests on 10 providers. This number is 67.22% above the United Kingdom average of 5.98 providers. ISPs available in South Shields include Virgin Media, BT, and Sky Broadband. The most common provider in South Shields is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 529.85 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 35.07—123.6 Mbps. South Shields's fastest provider is also Virgin Media, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 529.85 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in South Shields is 28.39 Mbps, which is 4.38% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.69 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 28.39 Mbps in South Tyneside.

Providers

  • Virgin Media in South Shields
    35.07—123.6
    529.85
    51.45
  • BT in South Shields
    14.63—45.79
    330.46
    22.26
  • Vodafone in South Shields
    17.82—37.73
    72.62
    23.34
  • TalkTalk in South Shields
    16.01—37.18
    144.89
    20.76
  • EE in South Shields
    13.62—39.57
    73.26
    20.25
  • Sky Broadband in South Shields
    12.39—33.46
    121.63
    16.79
  • Plusnet in South Shields
    12.15—31.39
    71.83
    16.54
  • CIX in South Shields
    15.32—16
    17.66
    15.35
  • uno in South Shields
    9.32—12.77
    42.46
    9.32
  • Post Office Broadband in South Shields
    5.52—17.89
    71.07
    6.65

Internet in South Shields

876th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in South Tyneside

529.85 Mbps

South Shields's fastest speed

20.37—77.01 Mbps

Typical speed range available to South Shields residents

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South Shields Competitive Speed Map

How South Shields 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
South Shields529.85 Mbps20.37—77.01 Mbps28.39 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
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.43—74.33 Mbps27.57 MbpsSlower

South Shields Over Time



How South Shields Compares for Internet Speed in South Tyneside

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1South Shields529.85 Mbps20.37—77.01 Mbps28.39 Mbps-

South Shields Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in South Shields test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in South Shields ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the South Shields 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 South Shields's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 42.41% were fast, 25.63% slow, and 31.96% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 22:23:0922 mins25.94 Mbps19.68 MbpsNeeds help
Plusnet18 Jan 2021 21:55:10229 secs15.14 Mbps21.32 MbpsImproved
BT18 Jan 2021 21:46:26240 secs13.62 Mbps46.55 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 21:46:33232 secs318.39 Mbps433.99 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 20:34:093112 secs6.84 Mbps8.4 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:33:04277 secs27.16 Mbps13.52 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 20:14:29317 mins25.96 Mbps18.67 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone18 Jan 2021 20:26:25241 secs10.16 Mbps21.28 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:16:04411 mins0.3 Mbps56.64 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 19:16:10211 mins94.85 Mbps95.29 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 18:50:41228 secs61.54 Mbps65.44 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 18:18:5158 mins66.87 Mbps0.61 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 18:26:47237 secs93.65 Mbps92.31 Mbps
Sky Broadband18 Jan 2021 18:11:28241 secs0.33 Mbps0.33 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 18:01:122103 secs211.87 Mbps8.36 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 17:29:34245 secs106.64 Mbps104.17 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 17:00:4924 mins56.78 Mbps24.06 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone18 Jan 2021 16:55:1323 mins36.83 Mbps34.17 Mbps
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 16:53:41225 secs27.29 Mbps22.47 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media18 Jan 2021 14:19:5036 mins186.29 Mbps186.13 Mbps

Summary of Internet Service Providers in South Shields

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Virgin Media529.85 Mbps35.07—123.6 Mbps
2TalkTalk144.89 Mbps16.01—37.18 Mbps
3BT330.46 Mbps14.63—45.79 Mbps
4Vodafone72.62 Mbps17.82—37.73 Mbps
5EE73.26 Mbps13.62—39.57 Mbps
6uno42.46 Mbps9.32—12.77 Mbps
7Sky Broadband121.63 Mbps12.39—33.46 Mbps
8Plusnet71.83 Mbps12.15—31.39 Mbps
9CIX17.66 Mbps15.32—16 Mbps
10Post Office Broadband71.07 Mbps5.52—17.89 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in South Shields

South Shields has 10 ISPs tested by its 83,655 residents.
Virgin Media is the fastest provider in South Shields with 529.85 Mbps, and an average speed range of 35.07—123.6 Mbps.
The best provider in South Shields in Virgin Media, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 35.07 to 123.6 Mbps.
Users in South Shields see an average internet speed of 20.37 up to 475 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 529.85 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 529.85 Mbps.
BT is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 330.46 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in South Shields, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 121.63 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in South Shields is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021