WiSpire vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison

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Performance Score
Average Download 15.13 Mbps
Average Upload 1.91 Mbps
Average Latency 21ms (smaller is better)
 
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.87 Mbps
Average Upload 13.42 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result15.13 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps2%58%
Speed Range Rank82nd best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank77th fastest1st 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 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to WiSpire's 3,714 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 6,329.36 Mbps, WiSpire 52nd with 212.73 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 19th nationally, compared to WiSpire coming in at 82nd place. 2% of WiSpire's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% 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
82.34 Mbps
Brundall
Norfolk
19.42 Mbps
Bunwell
Norfolk
16.62 Mbps
Dereham
Norfolk
16.15 Mbps
Norwich
Norfolk
15.77 Mbps
Moulton St Michael
Norfolk
14.82 Mbps
Bury St
Suffolk
14.28 Mbps
Sprowston
Norfolk
11.66 Mbps
Erpingham
Norfolk
10.63 Mbps
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
10.22 Mbps

Fastest locations for Virgin Media

LocationMedian Speed
Aberdeen
Aberdeen City
608.04 Mbps
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
535.05 Mbps
Shipton
Gloucestershire
494.72 Mbps
Bayston Hill
Shropshire
486.2 Mbps
Ramsey
Cambridgeshire
443.01 Mbps
Oxted
Surrey
426.35 Mbps
Eastleigh
Hampshire
355.53 Mbps
Binfield
Bracknell Forest
339.35 Mbps
Colinton
Edinburgh
330.16 Mbps
High Legh
Cheshire East
316.1 Mbps

Last updated: 05 Dec 2021