Comparing home broadband in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is well served when it comes to ADSL broadband services. All the exchanges in and around Aberdeen have been upgraded to the ADSL2+ for average speeds of around 10Mb.
All the exchanges offer LLU providers so you can take the best value packages from ISPs that have installed their own hardware in exchanges, such as TalkTalk and Sky, plus the numerous ISPs offering their own deals on these LLU networks.
For high-speed broadband, the choice is slightly more limited in Aberdeen than in some other areas as the only option is fibre optic over a regular telephone line with the Openreach network.
This means you can get broadband up to an average of about 65Mb from any ISP which offers a package using this network — which includes the likes of Plusnet and EE, and the big players such as BT. But Virgin Media has not been installed in Aberdeen so cable broadband or television is not an option.
This means that if you want a TV and broadband bundle your options are Sky, EE, TalkTalk or BT, with the latter three being an ideal budget choice as they use Freeview plus streaming services and optional premium add-ons.
Coverage does vary in each location however so you do still need to confirm the availability of services to your address. Fibre optic broadband does not always reach every home, and the speed of an ADSL broadband service falls off the further you are from an exchange. To get started, enter your postcode in our comparison table and the results will be filtered by location, you can then begin comparing features and pricing.
Comparing mobile broadband in Aberdeen
Three, EE, O2, and Vodafone have near-complete coverage of Aberdeen and surrounding areas for 3G mobile broadband. At a minimum, that should give you speeds of “up to” 7.2Mb.
High speed 4G mobile broadband is available in Aberdeen from all networks. O2 and Vodafone have the most extensive 4G, blanketing central Aberdeen and reaching out to areas such as Danestone, Bucksburn, Woodside, Mannofield, Cove Bay and Torry. You can also find 5G coverage from some networks, but as this technology is very new the coverage is limited.
Always check the signal before buying! Mobile coverage can be unreliable even when you’re in an area with strong signal as buildings and other obstructions can reduce the strength. Click the logos below to access the official network signal checking tools:
As well as using these network coverage tools it’s always a good idea to check specific areas using a mobile phone, or by simply asking friends for their experiences.
Where we get our information
We strive to keep our local broadband information as up to date as possible. This means using trustworthy sources with regular checks. The information on this page comes from the following:
- Local exchange information: availability.samknows.com/broadband/exchange_search
- Local broadband speed information: labs.thinkbroadband.com/local
- Mobile broadband coverage (1): nperf.com/en/map/GB
- Mobile broadband coverage (2): checker.ofcom.org.uk/en-gb/mobile-coverage