O2 Broadband vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 9.51 Mbps
Average Upload 0.88 Mbps
Average Latency 22ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 
O2 Broadband
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Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result9.51 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps9%35%
Speed Range Rank84th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank56th fastest1st fastest

O2 Broadband vs BT: Speed Comparison

O2 Broadband is the 27th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while BT is the UK's second most tested ISP with 7,092,404 tests performed this year, compared to O2 Broadband's 5,065 speed tests. While looking at the fastest speeds seen from each broadband provider often doesn't tell the full story — BT is first with 6,068.11 Mbps, O2 Broadband 24th with 644.55 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, BT has a better broadband speed range than O2 Broadband, ranking 49th nationally, compared to O2 Broadband coming in at 84th place. 9% of O2 Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

O2 Broadband vs BT: 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, 85% of O2 Broadband's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than BT, who had only 50% of their broadband speed tests classied "slow" or worse. For the average user needing only adquate or "good" internet service, 42% of BT's download speeds fell between 30 and 80 Mbps. This is 3.0 times higher than the 14% of O2 Broadband's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 2% of O2 Broadband's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 8% of BT's.

O2 Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

O2 Broadband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for O2 Broadband

LocationMedian Speed
Bold
St Helens
75.71 Mbps
Chesham
Buckinghamshire
39.74 Mbps
Bury
 
28.94 Mbps
Rainford
St Helens
23.91 Mbps
Bradford
 
20.67 Mbps
Elstree and Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
17.05 Mbps
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
17 Mbps
Bracknell
Bracknell Forest
14.79 Mbps
Killamarsh
Derbyshire
14.71 Mbps
Sandwell
 
14.29 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

O2 Broadband vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

O2 Broadband
3.19

21 Reviews
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1 star
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2.85

188 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021