telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs Virgin Media:
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 79.49 Mbps
Average Upload 17.54 Mbps
Average Latency 16ms (smaller is better)
 
 
telcom (Velocity Fibre)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result84.53 Mbps79.49 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps62%61%
Speed Range Rank24th best speed range15th best speed range
Speed Test Rank16th fastest2nd fastest

telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs Virgin Media: Speed Comparison

telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband is the 20th 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 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 — Virgin Media is second with 5,284.34 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, Virgin Media has a better broadband speed range than telcom (Velocity Fibre), ranking 15th nationally, compared to telcom (Velocity Fibre) coming in at 24th place. 62% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 61% of Virgin Media's.

telcom (Velocity Fibre) 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, 48% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'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 1.1 times lower than the 24% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s speed test results in the same range. At the speedier end of the scale, only 28% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s broadband speed test results were faster than 80 Mbps, compared to 47% of Virgin Media's.

telcom (Velocity Fibre) Broadband Performance Ranges

Virgin Media Broadband Performance Ranges

telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs Virgin Media: 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 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