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15th April, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new agreement signed by Liberty Global will see broadband ISP Virgin Media UK expanding the use of Teleste‘s Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) technology in their network, which should help to get the best performance out of their platform and support the rollout of gigabit speeds to homes.

15th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

Street Works UK, a Trade Association that represents utilities and their contractors on street works issues, has warned that mission creep in the Government’s new Lane Rental scheme is threatening to significantly increase the cost of deploying new broadband networks across England and Wales.

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14th April, 2021 (16 Comments)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has today “provisionally” cleared the proposed £31bn (total enterprise value) mega merger between broadband provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which will light the fuse on a major £10bn project to extend “full fibre” FTTP and 5G mobile services.

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9th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

Some 13,200 homes in the large Derbyshire (England) market town of Chesterfield have just become the latest to benefit from the expansion of Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network, which by the end of 2021 will be able to deliver gigabit speeds to locals.

9th April, 2021 (13 Comments)

A new request to Ofcom for Code Powers from Liberty Property Co II Limited, which is a subsidiary of Liberty Global, has indicated that it intends to “utilise Virgin Media’s wholesale products” in order to facilitate the “construction and operation of a broadband network” across the UK.

3rd April, 2021 (89 Comments)

At present a mass of rival networks are currently deploying gigabit-capable home broadband services across the United Kingdom and, as part of that, we thought it might be interesting to take a snap-shot of how much each ISP charges for their top 1Gbps (average 900Mbps+) tier. In the future we’ll look back on this to see how they change.

1st April, 2021 (25 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has this afternoon praised broadband ISPs for helping to create more than 22,000 new jobs over the past year as “forecasts for gigabit rollout are revised further upwards,” which is an interesting statement coming so soon after the Government’s decision to downgrade their own coverage target.

30th March, 2021 (1 Comment)

A further 5,400 homes in the Staffordshire (England) market town of Burton upon Trent have now gained access to Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. The work reflects a second expansion after 14,000 premises were put within reach a few years ago (here), albeit mostly via their old coax network.

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25th March, 2021 (7 Comments)

Some 2,500 additional homes in the Cheshire town of Alsager have today become the latest to benefit from ISP Virgin Media’s ongoing UK expansion of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which can deliver average top download speeds of around 630Mbps (reaching 1Gbps+ in the near future).

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16th March, 2021 (20 Comments)

Some 3,500 additional homes in the London Borough of Hackney have just become the latest to benefit from ISP Virgin Media UK’s extension of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which from day one will support average top download speeds of 1140Mbps via their DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Internet Download High Speed Concept Illustration. 1 Gbps in Focus. Global Broadband Networks Speed 3D.

6th March, 2021 (35 Comments)

The Chair of the cross-party DCMS Select Committee, Julian Knight, has criticised the UK Government for having “failed to answer” a key question in their recent report, which called for a detailed plan to show how it would deliver on its revised-down target for “gigabit-capable broadband.” The committee is now seeking a fuller response.

3rd March, 2021 (47 Comments)

A new trial conducted by broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has harnessed a prototype of Infinera XR Optics technology in its existing network, which they claim could potentially deliver multi-gigabit speeds to customers by boosting symmetric transfer rates up to 400Gbps in a single fibre.

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24th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Mobile, Sky Broadband) and Vodafone have today published their responses to the Competition and Markets Authority‘s (CMA) on-going phase 2 investigation into the proposed £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband ISP (inc. TV, phone) Virgin Media, which raises a number of competition concerns.

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24th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just completed another extension of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network to cover 2,600 homes in the large modern village of Allington (Kent), which is home to a local population of around 7,000 people.

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16th February, 2021 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q4 2020 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 115,000 premises and their internet access base add +54,700 new customers (up from +47k in the previous quarter) to total 5,420,100.

10th February, 2021 (12 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve started to deploy their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and TV network across the coastal Somerset town of Burnham-on-Sea, which is home to a total population of around 20,000 people.

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4th February, 2021 (13 Comments)

Some 9,800 additional homes in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester have just become the latest to benefit from the on-going expansion of UK ISP Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) new gigabit-capable and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which has benefited from last year’s Dark Fibre contract.

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