Broadband performance data

Our Measuring Broadband Australia program gives you information on the real world performance of broadband plans. We will be publishing updates to this page every quarter.

NBN plan speed delivered during busy period

iiNet
Optus
Telstra
TPG
iiNet
Optus
Telstra
TPG

Note: Busy period = 7.00pm to 11.00pm. = benchmark level 60%.

NBN plan speed delivered during busy period
Retail Service Provider Download Upload
iiNet 88.6% 91.9%
Optus 80.7% 98.1%
Telstra 88.1% 86.7%
TPG 90.7% 97.9%

Average NBN and ADSL download speeds during busy period

NBN fixed line ADSL
Average NBN and ADSL download speeds during busy period
Technology Product Download
NBN fixed line 100/40Mbps 87.97Mbps
50/20Mbps 44.34Mbps
25/5Mbps 21.52Mbps
ADSL 12/1Mbps 7.99Mbps

Average NBN and ADSL download speeds by hour of day

Average NBN and ADSL download speeds by hour of day
NBN ADSL
100/40Mbps 50/20Mbps 25/5Mbps 12/1Mbps
1am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
2am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
3am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
4am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
5am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
6am 89.71Mbps 44.82Mbps 22.32Mbps 9.07Mbps
7am 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
8am 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
9am 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
10am 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
11am 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
12pm 89.66Mbps 44.63Mbps 22.09Mbps 9.08Mbps
1pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
2pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
3pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
4pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
5pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
6pm 89.28Mbps 44.46Mbps 21.83Mbps 8.81Mbps
7pm 88.99Mbps 44.34Mbps 21.68Mbps 8.56Mbps
8pm 88.75Mbps 44.40Mbps 21.76Mbps 8.47Mbps
9pm 87.76Mbps 43.84Mbps 21.60Mbps 8.20Mbps
10pm 88.53Mbps 43.33Mbps 21.45Mbps 8.20Mbps
11pm 88.33Mbps 44.41Mbps 21.67Mbps 8.53Mbps
12am 89.45Mbps 44.51Mbps 22.00Mbps 8.79Mbps

Distribution of download speed tests, by percentage of plan speed


This chart shows the proportion of download speed test results that were above 90 per cent of plan speed; between 50 per cent and 90 per cent of plan speed, and below 5 percent of plan speed. ADSL results are based on a plan download speed of 12 Mbps.

Distribution of download speed tests, by percentage of plan speed
Over 90% 50% - 90% Under 50%
All tests 63.2% 25.3% 11.5%
NBN fixed line 70.3% 24.4% 5.3%
ADSL 31.6% 29.6% 38.8%

Note: NBN 12/1 plans are excluded from the data, as these plans do not generally exceed ADSL speeds.

More information

Australia's broadband speeds: First report

March 2018