A friend from round the corner has moved from ADSL, where he was only getting 1 or 2Mbps to FTTC (Infinity Option 1).
He said it wasn't as fast as he'd expect, so I talked him through doing some speed tests:
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speedtest.net: Download speed. 16.42 Mbps Upload speed 6.02 MbpsPing 41 ms
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http://www.speedtester.bt.com : Download speed 23.99 Mbps Upload speed 6.68 MbpsPing Latency ms 37.14
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http://www.speedtest.btwholesale.com/ Download speedachieved during the test was - 24.05 MbpsFor your connection, the acceptable range of speedsis 12 Mbps-0 Mbps . Additional Information:IP Profile for your line is - 38.71 Mbps Upload speed achieved during the test was - 7.48 Mbps (max achievable 10) Additional Information:Upstream Rate IP profile on your line is - 10 Mbps
It looks like his profile is the full speed (Option 1 being 40Mbps/10Mbps), but his download speeds seem to be well under that.
With an IP Profile of 38Mbps downstream, i'd expect real world speed tests to be faster - up in the early thirty's at least. I also find it odd that speedtest.net is less than the BT testers, as I find the opposite - speedtest.net always gives higher than the BT tests.
Does anyone with more knowledge think there is anything funny here, or does it look ok?
Incidentally, i'm on the same cabinet, but i'm on Option 2, so I get 80/20 - and about 76Mbps, 15Mbps on speedtest.net.