WiSpire vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 16.26 Mbps
Average Upload 1.85 Mbps
Average Latency 19ms (smaller is better)
 
Virgin Media Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 WiSpire LogoVirgin Media Logo
Service TypesFixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result16.26 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps1%61%
Speed Range Rank78th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank76th fastest2nd fastest

WiSpire vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

WiSpire Broadband is the 13th 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 WiSpire's 2,993 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, WiSpire 52nd with 184 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 WiSpire, ranking 15th nationally, compared to WiSpire coming in at 78th place. 1% of WiSpire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

WiSpire 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, 93% of WiSpire'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 3.0 times higher than the 7% of WiSpire's speed test results in the same range.

WiSpire Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

WiSpire vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for WiSpire

LocationMedian Speed
Rackheath
Norfolk
26.04 Mbps
Bunwell
Norfolk
24.55 Mbps
Brundall
Norfolk
24.49 Mbps
Norwich
Norfolk
17.3 Mbps
Dereham
Norfolk
16.4 Mbps
Attleborough
Norfolk
13.29 Mbps
Hunstanton
Norfolk
12.05 Mbps
Leziate
Norfolk
11.05 Mbps
Wymondham
Norfolk
9.89 Mbps
London
 
8.43 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
504.93 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.85 Mbps
Bardney
Lincolnshire
365.38 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
346.23 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
342.44 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
327.55 Mbps
Steventon
Oxfordshire
320.44 Mbps
Ballymena
Mid and East Antrim
314.88 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
308.22 Mbps
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske
Redcar and Cleveland
295.57 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021