Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Virgin Media O2 Extend 1Gbps FTTP to 4,200 Homes in Dalkeith

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 (12:01 am) - Score 1,056
virgin media o2 trench engineers

Some 4,200 extra homes in the Woodburn area of Dalkeith have just become the latest in Scotland to benefit from the ongoing UK expansion of Virgin Media’s (VMO2) new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit broadband and TV network, which can offer top download speeds of up to 1130Mbps to local residents.

The work forms part of their ongoing Project Lightning build, which has so far extended their network to cover over 2.7 million extra UK premises since 2015/16. The operator’s original network was deployed using Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) technology, but this expansion harnesses FTTP via Radio Frequency Over Glass (RFoG) – both methods make use of the DOCSIS standard to harness the same consumer hardware.

At the same time, VMO2 are also rolling out their latest DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade across the UK, which by the end of 2021 aims to have made download speeds of 1Gbps+ possible across their network of around 15.5 million premises. Outside those areas, you can currently expect average speeds of up to c.630Mbps from their existing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 based packages (via their top Ultimate Oomph TV bundle).

Prices for their top 1Gig package start from £62 per month on an 18-month contract term, with a guaranteed price freeze for at least 24 months.

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
7 Responses
  1. John says:

    I’ve been waiting on a story about Virgin in Dalkeith showing up on here.

    They finished Woodburn many months ago. My brother’s Virgin connection in Woodburn sent live in December 2019.

    Mayfield is pretty much complete now.
    They are already on to Newtongrange and Gorebridge.

    The Dalkeith exchange also just lit up on OpenReach’s FTTP map as due to be completed by April 2024.

    https://api.superfastmaps.co.uk/fibrecities/2.0/

  2. Randy says:

    I wish VM would produce a roadmap or a list of places to be upgraded. Guess I’ll be going to openreach when their build finishes here next month if VM aren’t going to compete but how would I know ??? they keep it a trade secret until they actually do it so I would imagine that people weighing up their options will go for FTTP when it’s available and if VM won’t tell you when it’s coming then I guess they’ll choose a provider that does announce it.. like OR or Citifibre/G.Network/ every other network in existence

    1. yeehaa says:

      Websites like https://one.network and https://www.roadworksscotland.org are pretty much the only resource publicly available to see where Virgin Media have planned works.

      I wonder if they have plans on expanding into Penicuik, as they have built/are building in every other town in Midlothian.

    1. Jon says:

      The first of these the cabinet replaced a smaller one that had been in the location for years, and the resident didn’t actually have a dropped kerb outside her property where the box was. The width of the new box was largely the same, it was just a little taller!

      The second of these the homebuilder put the house next to the cabinet that was already in situ for 10 years, not the other way round! (“But she was horrified when she found out developer Keepmoat Homes had built the entrance just inches from a Virgin Media box which has been in the street for ten years.”)

      The third of these is admittedly a bit lousy and somewhat unfortunate, but the cabinet has to go somewhere.

      The fact of the matter is that you don’t own the land outside your property boundary, and you do not own a view.

  3. Roger_Gooner says:

    In the first the homeowner may regret publicing her dissatisfaction as the council will now know that she’s been illegally driving over the pavement to park her car on her property.

    In the second it would surely not have been a big deal for Keepmoat Homes to have designed the house so that the door was on the right and therefore with easier access to the pavement.

    In the third I believe that VM did relocate the cabinets (with The Scottish Sun taking credit), but this is very rare.

  4. CR says:

    Anyone know why all of Mayfield and surrounding area has fast broadband speeds but, Cushat Gardens which is also located in Mayfield doesn’t even have access to VM or speeds above 77mbs?

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £17.00
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £20.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £25.00
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00
    Speed: 158Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo code: BIGBANG
  • Virgin Media £27.00
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo code: BIGBANG
  • Shell Energy £20.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £22.00
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £22.00
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.99
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £75 Reward Card
Large Availability | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (4198)
  2. BT (3178)
  3. Politics (2146)
  4. Building Digital UK (2040)
  5. Openreach (1994)
  6. FTTC (1930)
  7. Business (1865)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1628)
  9. Statistics (1524)
  10. 4G (1395)
  11. FTTH (1371)
  12. Virgin Media (1299)
  13. Ofcom Regulation (1249)
  14. Fibre Optic (1246)
  15. Wireless Internet (1244)
  16. Vodafone (937)
  17. 5G (921)
  18. EE (918)
  19. TalkTalk (831)
  20. Sky Broadband (794)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact