Airband vs Virgin Media Broadband

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Performance Score
Average Download 23.61 Mbps
Average Upload 8.89 Mbps
Average Latency 21ms (smaller is better)
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Performance Score
Average Download 68.89 Mbps
Average Upload 13.45 Mbps
Average Latency 14ms (smaller is better)
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Service TypesFibre, Fixed WirelessCable
Average Speed Test Result23.61 Mbps68.89 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps16%58%
Speed Range Rank71st best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank46th fastest1st fastest

Airband vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

Airband Broadband is the 12th most tested broadband provider in the UK, while Virgin Media is the UK's most tested ISP with 11,743,128 tests performed this year, compared to Airband's 29,479 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, Airband 26th with 895.11 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 Airband, ranking 19th nationally, compared to Airband coming in at 71st place. 16% of Airband's internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% of Virgin Media's.

Airband 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, 80% of Airband'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 1.3 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 47% of Virgin Media's.

Airband Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

Airband vs Virgin Media: Performance by Location

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Last updated: 04 Dec 2021