Cerberus Networks vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Cerberus Networks Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 139.66 Mbps
Average Upload 25.75 Mbps
Average Latency 8ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Cerberus Networks LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesVDSL, FibreCable
Average Speed Test Result139.66 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps81%61%
Speed Range Rank5th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank53rd fastest2nd 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 8,874,346 tests performed this year, compared to Cerberus Networks's 15,550 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 5,284.34 Mbps, Cerberus Networks 16th with 776.45 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 fifth nationally, compared to Virgin Media coming in at 15th place. 81% of Cerberus Networks's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% 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
Richmond
London
463.27 Mbps
Liverpool
 
267.46 Mbps
Acton
Cheshire East
266.57 Mbps
Manchester
 
260.51 Mbps
Ealing
London
190.22 Mbps
Cheriton Fitzpaine
Devon
147.7 Mbps
Ripley
Derbyshire
138.89 Mbps
London
 
113.29 Mbps
Mitcham
London
92.38 Mbps
Ellesmere Rural
Shropshire
89.93 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021