Shell Energy vs Sky Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 10.26 Mbps
Average Upload 0.85 Mbps
Average Latency 25ms (smaller is better)
Sky Broadband Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 28.28 Mbps
Average Upload 8.81 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
Shell Energy Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
NameSpeedPrice 
Fast Broadband11 Mbps Average£15.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Superfast FibreUp to 50 Mbps£21.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Superfast Fibre PlusUp to 80 Mbps£21.99/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Sky Broadband Plans & Prices
Broadband + Phone
Fibre
TV
NameSpeedPrice 
SuperfastUp to 80 Mbps£25.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Ultrafast145 Mbps£35.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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Ultrafast Plus500 Mbps£45.00/mo Sale!Check Availability
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 Shell Energy LogoSky Broadband Logo
Service TypesVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result10.26 Mbps28.28 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps5%26%
Speed Range Rank84th best speed range62nd best speed range
Speed Test Rank89th fastest5th fastest

Shell Energy vs Sky Broadband: Speed Comparison

Shell Energy Broadband is the tenth most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Sky Broadband is the UK's third most tested ISP with 6,382,020 tests performed this year, compared to Shell Energy's 135,686 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, Shell Energy 11th with 74.85 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, Sky Broadband has a better broadband speed range than Shell Energy, ranking 62nd nationally, compared to Shell Energy coming in at 84th place. 5% of Shell Energy's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 26% of Sky Broadband's.

Shell Energy 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, 83% of Shell Energy's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is worse than Sky Broadband, who had only 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 1.9 times higher than the 17% of Shell Energy's speed test results in the same range.

Shell Energy Broadband Performance Ranges

Sky Broadband Performance Ranges

Shell Energy vs Sky Broadband: Performance by Location

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Shell Energy vs Sky Broadband: Consumer Review Comparison

Shell Energy Logo
2.49

45 Reviews
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1 star
Sky Broadband Logo
2.54

717 Reviews
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1 star

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021