Manx Telecom vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

Performance Score
Average Download 28.73 Mbps
Average Upload 20.12 Mbps
Average Latency 24ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.89 Mbps
Average Upload 13.45 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Manx Telecom
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Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result28.73 Mbps68.89 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps42%58%
Speed Range Rank30th best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank65th fastest1st fastest

Manx Telecom vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Manx Telecom Broadband is the 22nd most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,743,128 tests performed this year, compared to Manx Telecom's 7,650 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, Manx Telecom 28th with 448.74 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than Manx Telecom, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Manx Telecom coming in at 30th place. 42% of Manx Telecom's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Manx Telecom 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, 58% of Manx Telecom's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Virgin Media, who had only 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 2.0 times higher than the 11% of Manx Telecom's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 31% of Manx Telecom's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Manx Telecom Broadband Performance Ranges

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Manx Telecom vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for Manx Telecom

LocationMedian Speed
Greater London
28.73 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
535.05 Mbps
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
486.2 Mbps
443.01 Mbps
426.35 Mbps
355.53 Mbps
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
331.31 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Last updated: 04 Dec 2021