telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs BT:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 84.53 Mbps
Average Upload 69.77 Mbps
Average Latency 9ms (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)
 
telcom (Velocity Fibre)
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Service TypesFibreVDSL, Fibre
Average Speed Test Result84.53 Mbps35.84 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps62%35%
Speed Range Rank24th best speed range49th best speed range
Speed Test Rank16th fastest1st fastest

telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs BT: Speed Comparison

telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband is the 20th 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 telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s 3,931 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, telcom (Velocity Fibre) seventh with 944.19 Mbps — looking at download speed ranges alongside the percentage of speed tests higher than 50 Mbps will give a clearer picture. In this case, telcom (Velocity Fibre) has a better broadband speed range than BT, ranking 24th nationally, compared to BT coming in at 49th place. 62% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 35% of BT's.

telcom (Velocity Fibre) 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, 48% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s internet speed tests were slow or very slow. This is better than BT, who had 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 1.7 times higher than the 24% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, 28% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to only 8% of BT's.

telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband Performance Ranges

BT Broadband Performance Ranges

telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs BT: Performance by Location

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Fastest locations for telcom (Velocity Fibre)

LocationMedian Speed
Hackney
London
135.08 Mbps
Manchester
 
88.65 Mbps
Salford
 
81.09 Mbps
London
 
59.85 Mbps
Leeds
 
54.24 Mbps
Islington
London
51.79 Mbps
Oxford
Oxfordshire
42.44 Mbps
Trafford
 
40.38 Mbps
Liverpool
 
36.25 Mbps
Mellor
Lancashire
35.12 Mbps

Fastest locations for BT

LocationMedian Speed
Poynings
West Sussex
816.62 Mbps
Ancaster
Lincolnshire
808.48 Mbps
Bircham
Norfolk
455.54 Mbps
Portglenone
Mid and East Antrim
432.43 Mbps
Chorley
Lancashire
317.22 Mbps
Froxfield and Privett
Hampshire
298.01 Mbps
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
287.53 Mbps
Angle
Pembrokeshire
284.4 Mbps
Wistow
Cambridgeshire
269.85 Mbps
Arthuret
Cumbria
264.65 Mbps

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021