Cerberus Networks vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 94.81 Mbps
Average Upload 27.44 Mbps
Average Latency 10ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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 Cerberus Networks LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreCable
Average Speed Test Result94.81 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps73%58%
Speed Range Rank9th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank54th fastest1st fastest

Cerberus Networks vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Cerberus Networks Broadband is the 16th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to Cerberus Networks's 17,780 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Virgin Media is second with 6,329.36 Mbps, Cerberus Networks 16th with 786.66 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Cerberus Networks has a better broadband speed range than Virgin Media, ranking ninth nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 19th place. 73% of Cerberus Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Cerberus Networks vs Virgin Media: Performance Ranges Overview

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.


Looking at broadband performance, 24% of Cerberus Networks's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 31% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 22% of Virgin Media's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.2 times higher than the 19% of Cerberus Networks's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 57% of Cerberus Networks's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 47% of Virgin Media's.

Cerberus Networks Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Cerberus Networks vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Cerberus Networks

LocationMedian Speed
Cheriton Fitzpaine
Devon
531.4 Mbps
Bude-Stratton
Cornwall
288.02 Mbps
Soham
Cambridgeshire
284.65 Mbps
Liverpool
 
274.31 Mbps
Manchester
 
266.26 Mbps
Acton
Cheshire East
261.78 Mbps
Ealing
Greater London
186.4 Mbps
Ripley
Derbyshire
135.8 Mbps
Worthing
West Sussex
88.94 Mbps
Hammersmith
Greater London
84.16 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021