Today I’m looking at the UK VPN server speeds of some of the top VPN providers in the industry for June 2016.
Things are hotting up in many parts of the world, or cooling down depending on what side of the equator you’re on and with some huge sporting events coming up this Summer there is every reason to get a VPN in time to watch them.
If you’re not into sport then a VPN is still the ideal solution to protect your online privacy both at home and while on the move using public Wi-Fi.
If you are a sports fan then the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Summer Olympics are both taking place this year and with them just around the corner, it’s time to start looking for a fast VPN service to stream them. There are also other events to look forward to such as the Tour De France, Wimbledon, US PGA and more.
So let’s find out who is offering the fastest UK VPN server in June 2016.
Fastest UK VPN Server June 2016
Local connection speed at the time of the test : 211.76 Mbps
| Rank|| Provider|| Speed|| Lowest Price|| Link|
|1||147.89 mbps||≈£4.39 ($6.49)|
|2||141.84 mbps||≈£3.26 ($4.83)|
|3||111.80 mbps||≈£3.04 ($4.50)|
|4||71.36 mbps||≈£4.51 ($6.67)|
|5||59.02 mbps||≈£5.63 ($8.32)|
|6||49.90 mbps||≈£2.81 ($4.16)|
|7||45.88 mbps||≈£2.81 ($4.16)|
|8||33.59 mbps||≈£2.25 ($3.33)|
|9||26.45 mbps||≈£4.04 ($5.83)|
All tests were carried out from within the UK on Friday, 3rd June 2016. All testing was completed between 11:30 – 12:30.
The testing system was a Windows 10 desktop computer using a download manager to open concurrent connections. A 1GB test file was downloaded for each provider.
Each provider was tested using their custom Windows software apart from Ironsocket who was tested using OpenVPN GUI directly due to them not offering a custom client.
Each provider used OpenVPN with 256-bit encryption and the UDP protocol.
What can you learn from the June 2016 results?
In terms of the top three providers very little changed this month from last month. Again IPVanish finished top of the tree and have been within the top 3 places consistently for well over 12 months which is one of the reasons why they’re our Editor’s Choice VPN provider.
VPN.ac and LiquidVPN switched places this month but both provided excellent speeds and along with IPVanish there are no other VPN providers competing with these three for the top spot, they’ve all tightly held the fastest three positions for more than a year without fail.
VyprVPN redeemed themselves this month after some poor results last year. They’ve been getting gradually faster showing an improvement in their network. After sitting near the bottom for much of last year it’s nice to see them turn around their results.
The remaining providers all offered speeds that would be acceptable for the majority of internet tasks. From multiple video streams to streaming in 4k, all of the tested providers would be ideal.
If you’re a regular downloader, download large files frequently or require fast speeds then sticking with one of the top three providers will serve you well. For most of the world the speeds achieved by the rest would be suitable for many internet connections around the world.
Don’t forget the speeds achieved here are just a snapshot from one test system at one moment in time and depending on your hardware, location and network gremlins you will likely receive different results.
I’ll be back in July to see if things have changed.