As we move into the winter months and many countries become colder it’s the time of year where we start to spend more time indoors.
The winter months are a great time to hang about inside and watch entertainment from around the world. Whether you’re a Downton Abbey on ITV Player fan or you just want to “Netflix and Chill”, a VPN is a great way to access content that otherwise isn’t available in your country.
When streaming content or even protecting your privacy then speed is key. As we all know by now out of the thousands of VPN providers that exist not all are made equally and if you’re looking for a provider that offers top speeds then it’s an incredibly difficult task because you don’t actually know how fast they’re going to be until you’ve signed up and handed over your hard earned cash.
This month I’ve tested the UK VPN servers of 10 different well know VPN providers to find out who offered the fastest in October 2015. Check below to see my results.
UK VPN October 2015 Speed Results
Local connection speed at the time of the test : 162.71 Mbps
| Rank|| Provider|| Speed|| Lowest Price|| Link|
All testing was carried out between 11:00 and 12:00 on Saturday, 3rd October 2015.
A download manager was used to open the maximum number of concurrent connections to download a test file from a set location.
Each provider was tested using their own custom software with the exception of Overplay and IronSocket who were tested using OpenVPN GUI directly due to them not providing Windows custom software.
All providers were tested using the UDP protocol using 256 bit encryption with the exception of ExpressVPN who as standard use 128 bit encryption.
The results this month show very little movement and apart from providers jumping up and down one or two places due to test conditions on the day it is clear that providers generally are staying quite closely within position.
VPN.ac and IPVanish continue to show strong speeds again covering the top spots showing they both offer an extremely robust and fast service.
A slight dip in speeds from LiquidVPN this month but after consistent months for the past year I’m sure this will bounce back up for next months test. Along with PrivateInternetAccess and EarthVPN very good speeds were achieved.
If you’re looking for a VPN provider with good UK speeds then the table above should give you some indication of what speeds you may achieve. However, the location of yourself and the route your connection takes to the VPN provider will effect any speed results.
Considering multiple factors for suitability and speed results should give an indication of which VPN provider will be ideal for your own personal use.
I’ll be back in November to see how the providers are faring as we all start using them more over the winter months.