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superhub v2

23rd June, 2017 - 7:43 am (6 Comments)

A new study conducted by consumer magazine Which?, which examined the security of connected devices in the home, has chastised Virgin Media for setting up their SuperHub v2 (VMDG485) cable broadband routers with a default password that is the same for many of their customers.

virgin_media_copper_coax_cable_virgin_fibre_broadband

22nd June, 2017 - 12:00 am (49 Comments)

Three of the UK’s most pioneering providers’ of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband – Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Hyperoptic – have today called on the Advertising Standards Authority to stop rivals from using the term “fibre” to advertise services delivered over slower copper wires.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

21st June, 2017 - 12:36 am (9 Comments)

Hopes that cable operator Virgin Media might finally start to roll-out the Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) networking standard by the middle of 2017 have once again been dashed. The provider said that the transition would now begin “later this year“.

virgin media fttp and docsis deployment swindon

19th June, 2017 - 7:45 am (9 Comments)

The Liverpool City Council has kept the expansion of Virgin Media’s ultrafast cable broadband and TV network on hold since February 2017 because of “serious issues” (damage to highways, poor reinstatement, site safety etc.) with the street works being conducted by contractors.

uk broadband mast swindon UK

15th June, 2017 - 1:21 pm (15 Comments)

The Labour Leader for North Swindon, Jim Grant, has called on the council to stop spending public money on the construction of a superfast (24Mbps+) fixed wireless broadband network from UKB Networks because it is now in “direct competition” with BT and Virgin Media’s new “fibre” networks.

bt_most_powerful_wifi

14th June, 2017 - 7:41 am (8 Comments)

ISPs Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have succeeded in getting the Advertising Standards Agency to ban several adverts for BT’s Infinity SmartHub broadband router, which made “misleading” claims to offer the “UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal” and “better wi-fi coverage“.

superhub v2

12th June, 2017 - 11:07 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has patched a security flaw in their NETGEAR based SuperHub 2 (VMDG485) and 2AC (VMDG490) broadband routers, which meant that a hacker could abuse a file backup routine for the device’s configuration and use it to gain admin level access.

united kingdom map

7th June, 2017 - 11:19 am (22 Comments)

The latest independent data for June 2017 has estimated that fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks are now available to 93% of premises across the United Kingdom (96.1% if you include all “fibre based” lines, such as sub-24Mbps services), although some parts are lagging behind.

united kingdom money map

5th June, 2017 - 11:21 am (4 Comments)

Telecoms analysts have warned that periodic price hikes and a lack of innovation could be fuelling a slowdown in customer growth among many of the United Kingdom’s largest phone and broadband ISPs (e.g. BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk etc.), although the wider picture is more complicated.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st June, 2017 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile (Virgin Media) can now benefit from a year’s worth of free access to Mobile security software from F-Secure (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure KEY Premium Password Manager), which can be installed on up to 5 devices.

london underground tube trains

31st May, 2017 - 10:42 am (0 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced the start of their hunt for a supplier to build a new network that can offer 4G Mobile reception on the London Underground (Tube), with the procurement process being set to begin after the 8th June General Election.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

30th May, 2017 - 2:32 pm (10 Comments)

Cable operator Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, has claimed that the “economic effects” of their investments in the UK (i.e. higher broadband speeds, improved productivity and price competition) between 2013 and 2017 have delivered a “total social benefit” worth £1.38bn.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

26th May, 2017 - 2:04 pm (2 Comments)

A new update from Point Topic has summarised the latest data from ISPs in the United Kingdom, which found that faster Cable (DOCSIS) and “fibre” (FTTC/P/H/B) based broadband lines have finally overtaken older / slower pure copper Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. ADSL) services.

burnt_hedge_leaves_virgin_media

22nd May, 2017 - 11:09 am (18 Comments)

Residents of Copmanthorpe, a village that sits just outside of York, have managed to find one of the least justified reasons to complain about Virgin Media’s civil engineering teams, which occurred after the local work to deploy new ultrafast broadband and TV cables left some hedge leaves “burnt“.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

17th May, 2017 - 9:09 am (23 Comments)

Customers of broadband cable operator Virgin Media are once again reporting a spike in latency during peak times (typically starting at before 7pm and running until around 11pm), which can cause disruption for latency dependent software / services like fast paced online video games and voice/video calls etc.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

8th May, 2017 - 7:29 am (13 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has released their Q1 2017 (calendar) results and reported that the broadband base grew by +80.7K in the quarter (up from +48.8K in Q4) to total 4,997,400 subscribers, while their Hybrid Fibre Coax (DOCSIS) network covered another 102,000 UK premises.

ethernet_network_cable_rj45

5th May, 2017 - 1:41 pm (0 Comments)

After years of fighting, the Court of Appeal has rejected BT’s most recent attempt to stop a ruling by Ofcom over the rate of interest payable in respect to their past overcharging for Ethernet services, which could force them to pay £22m+ to rivals. Next stop.. Supreme Court?

virgin media superhub 3 router

27th April, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

A growing number of Virgin Media’s cable broadband customers are claiming that the operator’s latest SuperHub 3 (Hub 3.0) router may be vulnerable to a low bandwidth Denial of Service (DoS) attack (i.e. a malicious person with a slow ADSL line could easily ruin your day).

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