Speed test your TPG internet

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January 17, 2022
4 min read

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TPG has been a broadband force to be reckoned with since the advent of ADSL in Australia. Fast-forward to more recent times with faster broadband technologies, and TPG has solidified its status as a household name, even if it’s not the fastest NBN provider out there. So if you’re with TPG and you’re keen to know just how fast your TPG plan is, regardless of whether it’s NBN or something else, you’re on the right page.

Speed test TPG

That speed-test tool above makes it incredibly easy to test the download, upload and latency speeds for your TPG internet connection. You can actually use it with any type of internet, even if you’re not with TPG. Just interact with the ‘Start Speed Test’ button to see a download speed result after 10 seconds. Click or tap on ‘Show More Info’ to test upload—which, like download, will have a result in megabits-per-second (Mbps)—alongside latency, shown in milliseconds (ms).

We advise you take the result of the download test and compare it to whatever your provider, TPG or otherwise, is self-reporting. If it’s noticeably slower, chat to your provider about what might be going on. They’ll probably want you to do some extra tests. So for the best internet speed test results, use a recent device and run the tests at a time when others in your home aren’t using the internet connection. On wireless, connect to the 5GHz network (if available) and get as close to the modem-router as possible. For more accurate wired results, connect a computer via Ethernet cable from router, modem-router or directly to the modem.

What do my TPG speed test results mean?

The bigger the number before ‘Mbps’ on download and upload results, the faster the speed. You should expect a noticeably larger value for download speed over upload speed with most internet plans (NBN especially). Note that providers are only required to self-report typical evening download speeds for fixed-line technologies, so don’t expect to find too much provider information on average upload speeds or latency.

Unlike download and upload speeds, the lower the number for latency, the better the result. TPG is one of the providers tracked by the ACCC as part of monthly and quarterly broadband performance data, and it scored a very respectable average latency of 10.1ms in Q4 of 2021.

This ongoing ACCC report covers NBN data, specifically, and you can check out a breakdown of maximum achievable speeds on the different NBN speed tiers below:

  • NBN 12: 12Mbps download, 1Mbps upload
  • NBN 25: 25Mbps download, 5 Mbps upload (or 10Mbps with Aussie Broadband)
  • NBN 50: 50Mbps download, 20 Mbps upload
  • NBN 75 (Aussie Broadband only): 75Mbps download, 20Mbps upload
  • NBN 100/20: 100Mbps download, 20Mbps upload
  • NBN 100/40 (Superloop, MyRepublic, Aussie Broadband, Pennytel, Exetel, Mate): 100Mbps download, 40Mbps upload
  • NBN 250: 250Mbps download, 25 Mbps upload
  • NBN 500 (Superloop, Vodafone, Exetel): 500Mbps download, 50Mbps upload
  • NBN 1000: 990Mbps download, 50Mbps upload

It’s important to flag that the maximum achievable speeds can be different from a provider’s self-reported typical evening download speeds. Also note that only Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) homes and select Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) abodes are eligible to sign up for NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans.

TPG speed tiers and expected speeds

The TPG plans that are available to most Australian homes are NBN ones, and TPG has something for everyone, selling plans on all main NBN speed tiers: NBN 12, NBN 25, NBN 50, NBN 100, NBN 250 and NBN 1000. TPG NBN plans are sold to eligible homes in fixed-line NBN and NBN Fixed Wireless areas.

Outside of NBN plans, TPG also offers non-NBN fibre (FTTB) as well as 4G home wireless broadband and 5G home internet plans. The table below outlines the speeds you can expect from all available TPG internet technologies:

TPG plan type
Max download speed
Evening download speed
Max upload speed
ACCC upload speed
Meant for
Online activities
FTTB Standard12Mbps12Mbps1MbpsUnknown1 personVery basic browsing
NBN 1212Mbps12Mbps1Mbps0.84Mbps1 personVery basic browsing
4G Home Wireless20MbpsNot reported2MbpsUnknown2 peopleWeb browsing and emails
Music streaming
HD streaming
Videoconferencing
Online gaming
Download large files
NBN 2525Mbps25Mbps5Mbps4.2Mbps2 peopleWeb browsing and emails
Music streaming
HD streaming
Videoconferencing
Online gaming
Download large files
NBN 5050Mbps50Mbps20Mbps16.8Mbps3 or 4 peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
HD streaming
Videoconferencing
Online gaming
FTTB Superfast100Mbps90Mbps20MbpsUnknown5 or more peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
4K streaming
Simultaneous videoconferencing
Online gaming
Download/upload large files
NBN 100100Mbps90Mbps20Mbps16.8Mbps5 or more peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
4K streaming
Simultaneous videoconferencing
Online gaming
Download/upload large files
NBN 250250Mbps200Mbps25Mbps21Mbps5 or more peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
Multiple 4K/8K streams
Simultaneous 4K videoconferencing
Online gaming
Faster download/upload large files
NBN 1000990Mbps250Mbps50Mbps42Mbps5 or more peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
Multiple 8K streams
Simultaneous 4K videoconferencing
Online gaming
Game streaming
Fastest download/upload large files
5G home broadband1000MbpsNot reported50MbpsUnknown5 or more peopleWeb browsing and emails
Hi-fi music streaming
Multiple 8K streams
Simultaneous 4K videoconferencing
Online gaming
Game streaming
Fastest download/upload large files

Those non-NBN technologies are available in fewer areas, and TPG also notes that the actual speeds for Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC), Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) and Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) homes will be confirmed after connection and activation.

Check out a daily updating list of some of the most popular TPG internet plans from our comparison engine:

TPG NBN speed tiers vs other NBN providers

TPG follows the download-speed parity trend for most of its NBN plans, but speeds start to peter out on faster NBN speed tiers. Let’s start the speed comparison by looking at TPG’s NBN 12 plan:

The trend among NBN providers in our database is for parity between max download speeds and typical evening speeds (12Mbps) for NBN 12 plans, which you can see below:

This parity trend continues with TPG’s NBN 25 plans:

Similarly, you should expect to see all competing NBN 25 plans below with 25Mbps download speeds:

TPG’s NBN 50 plans also have parity:

And you should expect to see that 50Mbps parity trend continue with the other plans below:

NBN 100 is where TPG trades the parity for still great 90Mbps download speeds:

This is where TPG’s competitors start to pull ahead, with quite a few offering faster self-reported typical evening download speeds:

The 200Mbps download speeds TPG offers with its NBN 250 plans are okay:

But they’re not as good as a couple of handful of other NBN providers from our database with faster speeds:

Finally, TPG advertises conservative 250Mbps download speeds with its NBN 1000 plan:

Again, there are a few providers that offer noticeably faster download speeds than TPG:

How faster TPG internet speeds can help

It’s all well and good harping on about internet speeds. But, practically speaking, what does it all mean? The table below takes a few common use-case scenarios across downloading, uploading and streaming, and puts them in the context of how they perform with different TPG internet technologies (note: these entries assume you’re downloading at the maximum available or TPG reported speed):

Internet speed tier (TPG/ACCC speeds)
Download 100GB game
Upload 10GB of pics/vids
Simultaneous 4K video streams (25Mbps)
FTTB Standard (12/1Mbps)18 hours, 31 mins1 day, 2 hours, 38 mins0 streams
NBN 12 (12/0.84Mbps)18 hours, 31 mins1 day, 2 hours, 27 mins0 streams
4G home wireless (20/2Mbps)11 hours, 6 mins11 hours, 6 mins0 streams
NBN 25 (25/4.2Mbps)8 hours, 53 mins5 hours, 17 mins1 stream
NBN 50 (50/16.8Mbps)4 hours, 26 mins1 hour, 19 mins2 streams
FTTB Superfast (90/20Mbps)2 hours, 28 mins1 hour, 6 mins3 streams
NBN 100 (90/16.8Mbps)2 hours, 28 mins1 hour, 19 mins3 streams
NBN 250 (200/21Mbps)1 hour, 6 mins1 hour, 3 mins8 streams
NBN 1000 (250/42Mbps)53 mins31 mins10 streams
5G home broadband (1000/50Mbps)13 mins26 mins40 streams

Note that the typical evening download speeds are taken from Optus (where available), while the approximate average upload speeds are taken from the latest ACCC NBN broadband performance data. We’ve used max potential upload speeds for TPG’s non-NBN technologies.

Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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