telcom (Velocity Fibre) vs Virgin Media:
Broadband Performance Comparison


Performance Score
Average Download 86.68 Mbps
Average Upload 81.87 Mbps
Average Latency 9ms (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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telcom (Velocity Fibre)
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Service TypesFibreCable
Average Speed Test Result86.68 Mbps68.87 Mbps
Tests above 50 Mbps63%58%
Speed Range Rank23rd best speed range19th best speed range
Speed Test Rank20th fastest1st 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 11,780,411 tests performed this year, compared to telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s 6,767 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, 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 19th nationally, compared to telcom (Velocity Fibre) coming in at 23rd place. 63% of telcom (Velocity Fibre)'s internet speed test results were higher than 50 Mbps, compared to 58% 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
Partington
Trafford
133.37 Mbps
Acton
Cheshire East
101.83 Mbps
Manchester
 
89.64 Mbps
Leeds
 
83.66 Mbps
Greater London
 
63.21 Mbps
Salford
 
62.42 Mbps
Oxford
Oxfordshire
61.35 Mbps
Hackney
Greater London
54.7 Mbps
Islington
Greater London
43.37 Mbps
Mellor
Lancashire
41.05 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