BT has once again been placed at the top of Epitiro’s Consumer ADSL Internet Performance Indicator Report for an astonishing fifth time in a row. The report examines a number of different aspects from a consumer ISP’s service including connection reliability, connection speed, download speed and ping rate (measures response rates to information requests). A fast ping time is generally desirable for online gamers.
Along with BT, Demon and Pipex also kept their positions in the top 5, however the big story was the appearance of Tiscali for the first time at position 3 in the chart.
“In terms of technical performance, BT, Demon and Pipex are consistently maintaining their presence in the top five,” said Gavin Johns, Managing Director of Epitiro.
“The Epitiro Consumer ADSL IPI report gives us a unique opportunity to observe and rate the largest UK broadband providers from the Internet user’s point of view,” continued Mr Johns, “Tiscali achieved the highest connection speed in the report with BT offering the fastest FTP and HTTP download speed, which normally reflects the speed of general web browsing.”
Demon had the lowest percentage of connection failures whilst BT and Orange performed well with the lowest ping time average.
PlusNet also performed well in the last quarter featuring fifth in the top five having dropped out of the rankings in the first quarter.
Epitiro only measured ADSL and ADSL Max connections, with plans to include Cable and ADSL2+ into the report from Q3 2007 meaning companies such as Virgin Media, Be Broadband and UK Online will be included into the report.
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