Airband vs BT Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 19.39 Mbps
Average Upload 7.73 Mbps
Average Latency 24ms (smaller is better)
 
BT Logo

Performance Score
Average Download 35.84 Mbps
Average Upload 13.39 Mbps
Average Latency 11ms (smaller is better)
 Airband LogoBT Logo
Service TypesFibre, Fixed WirelessVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result19.39 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps9%35%
Speed Range Rank73rd best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank69th fastest1st fastest

Airband vs BT: Speed Comparison

Airband Broadband is the 12th 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 Airband's 20,503 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, Airband 26th with 268.34 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 Airband, ranking 49th nationally, compared to Airband coming in at 73rd place. 9% of Airband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

Airband 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, 80% of Airband'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 2.4 times higher than the 17% of Airband's speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 2% of Airband's broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 8% of BT's.

Airband Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

Airband vs BT: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021