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Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

6th December, 2016 - 8:46 am (3 Comments)

The Chief Strategy Officer for CableLabs, Ike Elliott, has revealed that the first trials of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could eventually be deployed by Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, will begin next year.


3rd December, 2016 - 6:09 pm (4 Comments)

Broadband routers that make use of Intel’s Puma 6 chipset, such as the one inside of Virgin Media’s latest SuperHub 3 cable router, appear to suffer from a nasty bug that causes latency spikes and packet loss. But don’t worry, a firmware update is coming.


1st December, 2016 - 2:49 pm (0 Comments)

Last month Virgin Media announced that their ultrafast cable broadband and TV network would be extended to 360,000 extra premises in Scotland. Today the operator has built on that by signing a partnership with the Scottish Property Federation, which will help to reach more new build homes.

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1st December, 2016 - 11:58 am (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today taken Ofcom’s new probe into the cost of landline rental (here) to heart and announced the launch of a new “Talk Protected” plan, which will freeze the price of line rental at £17.99 per month for its elderly and disabled phone-only customers.

internet email

30th November, 2016 - 1:25 pm (0 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media, specifically those who use the operator’s email platform, should by now be quite familiar with its history of flaky behaviour; most of which started after they migrated away from Google’s platform in 2015 (here and here). But it’s about to get interesting again.


30th November, 2016 - 12:50 pm (4 Comments)

After years of waiting, the Government’s long-held plan to force major broadband ISPs into issuing warning letters / emails to customers, specifically those suspected of having engaged in online copyright infringement (Internet piracy), looks set to get underway from early 2017.


30th November, 2016 - 10:34 am (4 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media will this morning take a break from focusing upon the ultrafast broadband side of their network and has instead announced the launch of their new Virgin TV V6 Box, which represents an attempt to catch-up with Sky Q (Sky Broadband) and BT TV.

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25th November, 2016 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

Virgin Media has cut the price of their standalone 50Mbps superfast broadband (Solus) package for the first 12 months of service, which drops the monthly package price to just £18 per month (£32.25 thereafter) + £14.99 one-off activation. A similar deal exists on their 100Mbps and 200Mbps options.

Liberty Global Gigaworld DOCSIS GIGAReady

24th November, 2016 - 4:00 pm (48 Comments)

Liberty Global, which is parent to UK cable operator Virgin Media, has today launched a new initiative called GIGAWorld that will help to promote their plans for rolling out Gigabit capable broadband (1000Mbps+) to the 12 European countries in which it operates (most could be done by the end of 2018).


23rd November, 2016 - 2:41 pm (1 Comment)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced that the city of Coventry in the West Midlands (England) will be the next to benefit from the on-going expansion of their TV and 300Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network, with 30,000 additional homes and businesses set to be covered.

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23rd November, 2016 - 1:10 am (5 Comments)

Comparison site Cable.co.uk has revealed the winners of their annual Broadband Awards 2016, which saw Plusnet scoop more wins across different consumer voted categories than any other ISP. But there were also some wins in different areas for Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, BT and other ISPs.

award golden cup for top broadband isp

18th November, 2016 - 11:15 am (7 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their latest H2 2016 reader survey of broadband ISP satisfaction, which for the 10th time has named Zen Internet the best of the bunch. Sadly the news isn’t so good for TalkTalk, which had the lowest customer satisfaction score of 37%.


17th November, 2016 - 8:12 am (7 Comments)

The company behind the popular Speedtest.net service, Ookla, has published its annual ‘Speedtest® Market Report‘ for the United Kingdom and revealed that we rank just 30th in the world for average fixed line broadband speeds (Virgin Media is the fastest ISP) and 32nd for Mobile Broadband (EE is top).


11th November, 2016 - 4:00 pm (13 Comments)

Cable and fibre optic provider Virgin Media has announced that some 22,000 additional homes and businesses in Carlisle (Cumbria, England) will be the next to benefit from the on-going £3bn ‘Project Lightning’ expansion of their 300Mbps capable broadband and TV network.

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