Origin Broadband vs Virgin Media Broadband

Origin Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 16.68 Mbps
Average Upload 6.01 Mbps
Average Latency 20ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 Origin Broadband LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesVDSLCable
Average Speed Test Result16.68 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps8%61%
Speed Range Rank75th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank33rd fastest2nd fastest

Origin Broadband vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Origin Broadband is the fourth 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 Origin Broadband's 63,115 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, Origin Broadband 15th with 920.42 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 Origin Broadband, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Origin Broadband coming in at 75th place. 8% of Origin Broadband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Origin Broadband 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, 85% of Origin Broadband'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 1.5 times higher than the 15% of Origin Broadband's speed test results in the same range.

Origin Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Origin Broadband vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Origin Broadband vs Virgin Media: Consumer Review Comparison

Origin Broadband Logo
2.78

9 Reviews
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Virgin Media Logo
2.66

444 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021