So here we have it. A list of the top performing Internet Service Provider (ISPs) in Ireland. This list was taken from Steam, the global online gaming portal developed by Valve. It has close to 100 million users and as it hosts online games, it gives a good indication of the performance of ISPs as regards heavy download usage.
The table was compiled in September 2015 and shows the average download rates for Steam clients on the most popular Internet Service Providers, sorted by the number of bytes delivered to each network.
As it is just for gaming, obviously it is not a true measure of overall performance. However it is a useful indicator of those providers that have some serious download pipes!
|Network||Average Download Rate – Mbps|
|HEANET HEAnet Limited,IE||24.4|
|MAGNET-AS Magnet Networks,IE||16.8|
|EIRCOM Eircom Limited,IE||11.2|
|VODAFONE-IRELAND-ASN Vodafone Ireland,IE||10.5|
|DIGIWEB-AS Digiweb Ltd.,IE||9.9|
|AS-BTIRE BT Communications Ireland Limited,IE||7.5|
|IBIS-AS Imagine Group Ltd.,IE||4.5|
|H3GIE Hutchison 3G Ireland Limited,IE||4.3|