Representatives from Ookla and Virgin Media at the announcement of Ookla results for broadband speeds in Ireland

Virgin Media named fastest broadband provider in Ireland again

Virgin Media delivered average broadband speeds of 228 Mbps.

For the second year running, Virgin Media has been named the fastest broadband provider in Ireland by Ookla.

Ookla analysed over 1 million speed tests by Irish Internet users taken over 6 months across the main broadband operators in Ireland.

During the 6 month analysis period, Virgin Media delivered average broadband speeds of 228 Mbps.

In terms of other providers, the next-fastest was Imagine, with 77.26 Mbps, followed by eir with 70.32 Mbps.

After that, Vodafone averaged speeds of 65.90 Mbps, while Sky came in with 60.21 Mbps.

The shows that Virgin Media’s speeds are almost 3 times faster than the next-fastest provider - something Virgin Media is really proud of.

Speaking about the results, Paul Farrell, Vice President of Commercial at Virgin Media said Ookla’s findings widen the gap between Virgin Media and the competition.

He added: “The faster the broadband service you use then the better you can enjoy TV, movies and music. People are voracious for content with broadband device usage doubling every three years in Ireland.

“The average Virgin Media home currently consumes over 100GB of data per month with up to 8 connected devices. That level of demand is growing year on year.

“That’s why we’re continuing our commitment to being the best by upgrading and expanding our network, rolling out the Virgin Hub and enhancing the in home WiFi experience to provide even faster speeds in the future.”

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