Virgin rated nation’s fastest broadband

Richard Branson in Virgin Media Ad

Virgin Media has been named Ireland’s fastest broadband network by the Ookla independent measurement institute, following an analysis of over a million speed tests by internet users over six months across Ireland’s four main broadband operators. Ookla Speedtest is the global standard in internet connection testing carried out by consumers.

The analysis took place over six months from July to December last year. Virgin delivered broadband speeds of 123.65 Mbps to customers across its fibre power network, almost double the speed of its nearest competitor. Virgin recently introduced a new top line speed 360 Mbps broadband service to three quarter of a million homes nationally.

Most homes have 7.4 connected devices across laptops, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs.

The Ookla Speedtest is designed to show which internet service providers (ISPs) are fastest by showing the top performing speeds achieved by each ISP.  There are over 50 million Ookla Speedtests carried out across over 40,000 ISPs worldwide each month. Ookla calculates its findings from the highest performing top 10 per cent of all speed test results.

The analysis can be viewed on 

Part of Liberty Global, Virgin Media bought TV3 from Doughty Hanson for €87 million.


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