Vodafone vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 32.88 Mbps
Average Upload 9.52 Mbps
Average Latency 15ms (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)
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Service TypesVDSL, FibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result32.88 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps29%35%
Speed Range Rank54th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank23rd fastest1st fastest

Vodafone vs BT: Speed Comparison

Vodafone Broadband is the sixth 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 Vodafone's 1,177,193 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, Vodafone seventh with 939.2 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 Vodafone, ranking 49th nationally, compared to Vodafone coming in at 54th place. 29% of Vodafone's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Vodafone 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, 55% of Vodafone'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 1.0 times higher than the 41% of Vodafone's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 3% of Vodafone's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 8% of BT's.

Vodafone Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Vodafone vs BT: Performance by Location

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Vodafone vs BT: Consumer Review Comparison

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2.84

69 Reviews
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2.85

188 Reviews
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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021