Hyperoptic vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 102.89 Mbps
Average Upload 98.22 Mbps
Average Latency 3ms (smaller is better)
 
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 25.75 Mbps
Average Upload 8.37 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Hyperoptic LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result102.89 Mbps25.75 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps75%24%
Speed Range Rank6th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank15th fastest5th fastest

Hyperoptic vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Hyperoptic Broadband is the ninth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Sky Broadband is the UK's third most tested ISP with 5,221,674 tests performed this year, compared to Hyperoptic's 364,566 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — Sky Broadband is fourth with 1,887.37 Mbps, Hyperoptic fifth with 945.49 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Hyperoptic has a better broadband speed range than Sky Broadband, ranking sixth nationally, compared to Sky Broadband coming in at 62nd place. 75% of Hyperoptic's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 24% of Sky Broadband's.

Hyperoptic vs Sky Broadband: 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, 20% of Hyperoptic's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Sky Broadband, who had 68% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 32% of Sky Broadband's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 1.4 times higher than the 23% of Hyperoptic's speed test results in the same range.

Hyperoptic Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Hyperoptic vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Hyperoptic vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

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4.68

19 Reviews
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Sky Broadband Logo
2.47

286 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021