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Summary for UK

UK Superfast and Fibre Coverage

helper - Fibre -Superfast -Ultrafast (>100 Mbps) -Full Fibre -Gigabit
Superfast (>24 Mbps): 96.80%
Superfast (>=30 Mbps): 96.45%
Ultrafast (>100 Mbps): 62.67%
Openreach (>30 Mbps): 91.67%
Openreach/KCom FTTP: 10.21%
Openreach G.fast: 7.59%
'Fibre' partial/full at any speed:
(FTTC/VDSL/G.fast/Cable/FTTP)
98.71%
Below 2 Mbps down: 0.51%
Below 10 Mbps down:
(Legal USO)
1.44%
Below 10 Mbps, 1.2 Mbps up: 2.21%
Below 15 Mbps:
(High Speed Broadband)
2.09%
Virgin Media Cable: 52.36%
Full Fibre (FTTP or FTTH): 16.57%
Gigabit (DOCSIS 3.1 or FTTP): 26.66%

Coverage percentages include both residential and business premises and is based around postcode level data. The speed available are determined by a model that reconstructs the Openreach exchange/cabinet based network, and takes into account the distance limitations of ADSL2+ and VDSL2/G.fast (FTTC) services.

The use of an independant model constructed and continually updated as the network roll-outs continue is different to the methodology used by Ofcom which is reliant on data provided by broadband providers. By running our model we are able to provide a verification for the Ofcom data and are not reliant on quarterly data releases but can update data on a daily or weekly basis as needed. The largest factor for any differences with the Ofcom analysis is down to the timing of publication.

UK Speed Test Results (Mbps)

ADSL, ADSL2+, FTTC, full fibre, cable, mobile and wireless speeds helper

Technology:

Clean UK Mean Download Speed:

By only including speed test results we can arrive at what we call a clean figure for the UK that should exclude both poorly performing Wi-Fi based devices and those testing their broadband when diagnosing a fault. In effect this average is made up of only those scoring A or B for our quality measurement when running a test.

Q2/2019 had a mean upload speed of 9.3 Mbps.

41.5  Mbps
Estimated Maximum Mean Download Speed:

This figure is based around everyone buying the fastest product available to them based on current availability. Distance limitations of ADSL2+ and VDSL2 are factored into the calculation.

389 Mbps

Speed test results are based on the analysis of results from our speed test or partners who use our speed test service. We believe this is the largest analysis of crowd sourced speed test data for the UK and the technology splits by area help to show what the public is experiencing for the different types of services across the UK.

Increasing numbers of tests are conducted on mobile phones and tablets over Wi-Fi, and in Q4 2018 48.7% of the tests recorded were carried out using a PC (36.6 Mbps mean download), 36.7% on a mobile phone (31 Mbps mean download) and 14.6% on a tablet (25.8 Mbps mean download).

National Superfast Picture

Superfast 30 Mbps and faster

Generated: 19-09-2020

UK 96.5%
England 97.0%
Northern Ireland 89.2%
Scotland 94.3%
Wales 95.5%

Full Fibre - Fibre to the Premises

Generated: 19-09-2020

UK 16.6%
England 15.7%
Northern Ireland 51.2%
Scotland 14.1%
Wales 15.9%

The generated date is when coverage was at the figures quoted. There is a small amount of lag between broadband infrastructure providers making services available and appearing in the statistics. For VDSL2/FTTC services this is around 2 to 4 weeks, and for FTTP (full fibre) a further couple of weeks should be allowed. If you have a service available and our searches do not indicate it is do feel free to report an addition.

We aim to update the coverage percentages weekly, with the underlying service availability for postcode searches changing several times in a week.

The Governments 95% superfast target is based on the over 24 Mbps definition for superfast services.