Data collected from new broadband speedtests conducted on Virgin Media’s network now appear to have revealed that the operator will also be giving their upload speeds a boost next month, albeit not by as much as some customers might have hoped.
As we reported last month (here) Virgin Media will, from 1st October 2015, be conducting another double speed boost of their existing broadband packages and this should be rolled out to 90% of their cable (EuroDOCSIS3) network by the end of 2015; the remaining will be completed in early 2016.
Thanks to the earlier trials we already know what the new download speeds will be, although some recent speedtests spotted by Thinkbroadband appear to have also confirmed that their upload rates will be getting a similar boost. As such the best educated guess, based on available evidence, suggests the following.
Virgin’s Predicted Speed Boosts (Autumn 2015)
Current Package: 50Mbps [3Mbps Upload]
New Speed: 100Mbps [6Mbps Upload]
Current Package: 100Mbps [6Mbps Upload]
New Speed: 200Mbps [12Mbps Upload]
Current Package: 152Mbps [12Mbps Upload]
New Speed: 300Mbps [20Mbps Upload]
It’s worth pointing out that the 300Mbps package (this may or may not be officially advertised as 304Mbps) has also been spotted with an upload rate of 15Mbps in some areas, so that one is less certain. Never the less it seems like upload speeds will almost all be benefitting from a speed boost. The official confirmation is expected towards the end of this month.
UPDATE 29th September 2015
Sadly the final confirmation isn’t quite as expected, with top speeds pushing to 200Mbps and uploads remaining unchanged (here).