Spitfire vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 61.68 Mbps
Average Upload 19.92 Mbps
Average Latency 7ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 Spitfire LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesCable
Average Speed Test Result61.68 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps62%61%
Speed Range Rank26th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank25th fastest2nd fastest

Spitfire vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Spitfire Broadband is the eighth 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 Spitfire's 37,388 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, Spitfire 14th with 937.1 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 Spitfire, ranking 15th nationally, compared to Spitfire coming in at 26th place. 62% of Spitfire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

Spitfire 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, 22% of Spitfire's internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than Virgin Media, who had 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 2.1 times lower than the 46% of Spitfire's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 32% of Spitfire's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

Spitfire Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Spitfire vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021