We’ve tested some of the top VPN providers to find out who offers the fastest UK VPN servers in November 2015.
Although it might not officially be Winter in the true sense of the word for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere the cold, rain and wintery weather has definitely come out and reared its head.
As we all move indoors more and spend more time on our computers, tablets and entertainment systems now is a great time to get a VPN and not only protect your privacy but access the wealth of entertainment from around the world that is waiting to be discovered.
Finding a good VPN provider is like trying to pluck a needle from a haystack. There is just so much choice these days and while there are plenty of good providers and some of the best you can find in our VPN Comparison Guide there are an equal amount of poor providers.
While many providers might offer good encryption some are just so slow they affect your daily usage. I always keep to the mantra that a VPN should be able to work in the background without interfering with your use.
This month I tested 10 different VPN providers to see who offered the fastest speed results on their United Kingdom server.
UK VPN November 2015 Speed Results
Local connection speed at the time of the test : 210.00 Mbps
Tests were carried out between 10:30 and 11:30 am on Friday, 6th November 2015.
To gain maximum speed, a download manager was used which allowed opening of the maximum concurrent connections to the test file.
Apart from Overplay and Ironsocket each provider was tested using their own custom software on a Windows 10 system. Ironsocket and Overplay do not supply custom software and so were tested using the OpenVPN GUI directly.
Each provider was tested using 256 bit encryption using the UDP protocol apart from ExpressVPN who only offer the possibility of 128 bit encryption.
The remaining providers were a little slower overall compared to last month although VyprVPN made the biggest leap upwards in speed with an increase of 15 Mbps making it one of the best results we’ve seen from them in a long time.
As with anything, test results can vary and although the above speeds give a good indication of the better providers in a speed sense you should remember that these test results are a snapshot of speeds at one moment in time from one connection.
Speeds achieved by yourself may vary and can result in better or worse results depending on many factors.
VPN.ac, IPVanish and LiquidVPN continue to show strong speeds and if you’re looking to maximise the speed on your connection then they should be your first port of call.
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