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20th October, 2021 (109 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today followed yesterday’s information leak by officially unveiling their new Hub 5 router, which features faster wireless network speeds via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), improved security (e.g. WPA3 encryption) and a 2.5Gbps speed LAN (Ethernet) port. Best of all, for many, it’s a free upgrade.

Virgin Media O2 UK Hub 5 Router

19th October, 2021 (45 Comments)

Some customers on Virgin Media’s UK (VMO2) ultrafast broadband packages appear to have been given a surprise this week after they were offered the chance to upgrade their older DOCSIS routers to a Hub 5 “at no extra cost“, which is a previously unknown model that supports WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and WPA3 encryption.

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13th October, 2021 (23 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has confirmed that they’ve conducted a third trial of 2.2Gbps download speeds on their upgraded DOCSIS 3.1 network, which this time took place in the cities of Edinburgh and Birmingham. Previous trials took place in the town of Thatcham and parts of Southampton and Manchester (here and here).

7th October, 2021 (74 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today upgraded a further 2.5 million UK premises to their latest DOCSIS 3.1 network, which means that 12.8 million homes can now access their top “gigabit” download speeds of 1130Mbps (52Mbps up) and this will surely push UK coverage of “gigabit-capable broadband” to well over 50%.

4th October, 2021 (21 Comments)

A weekend report has claimed that several UK ISPs, including Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone, are still in discussions to join Virgin Media’s (VMO2) long-awaited plans to launch a wholesale product, which could act as a direct competitor to Openreach’s (BT) national network.

30th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that 20,000 premises in Wrexham (North Wales) can now gain access to their gigabit-capable network, with further expansion planned for 2022. The operator has so far invested some £12m into the local rollout.

28th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has today decided to adopt the new ‘One Touch Switch‘ (OTS) process for customers of fixed line phone and broadband ISPs, which will make it easier for you to switch between providers on physically separate networks (e.g. Openreach’s full fibre to CityFibre or Virgin Media etc.). But you’ll have to wait until April 2023 to use it!

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21st September, 2021 (39 Comments)

The latest data update from Thinkbroadband has estimated that 50.23% of properties in the United Kingdom now have access to take a fixed gigabit-capable (1000Mbps+) broadband ISP connection, which is up from 41.72% in July 2021 and largely reflects the impact from Virgin Media’s (VMO2) recent DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades.

7th September, 2021 (40 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today switched-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network for a further 1.7 million UK premises, which means that a total of 10 million premises can now access speeds of 1130Mbps down and 52Mbps up. The latest areas include Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Swindon and more.

23rd August, 2021 (8 Comments)

Some 5,000 homes in the large suburban Warwickshire (England) village of Ash Green can now access gigabit broadband speeds from Virgin Media (VMO2), which occurred after the UK ISP extended the reach of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based internet and pay TV network into the area.

18th August, 2021 (33 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile giant Virgin Media (VMO2) has announced a new partnership with infrastructure developer Light Source, which looks set to help with the ongoing expansion and upgrade of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the United Kingdom.

Virgin Media O2 Network Engineer and Map

10th August, 2021 (70 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has today switched-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade for 1.5 million more premises (total 8m) in places such as Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and York, which means they can now access their top Gig1 service (1130Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

10th August, 2021 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today announced that they will recruit a further 400 UK staff (c.300 will be field engineers and 100 will work in retail roles), including 100 apprentices, as part of a £10bn plan to upgrade their fixed line and 5G mobile networks over the next 5-years.

6th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

A further 4,000 homes in the large Cheshire (England) town of Warrington can now access gigabit broadband speeds from Virgin Media (VMO2), which occured after the UK ISP extended the reach of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based internet and pay TV network in the area.

3rd August, 2021 (9 Comments)

Virgin Media (VMO2) has announced that 7,800 additional homes in the Manchester suburb of Moston have just been put within reach of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit broadband and TV network, which means that residents can now access top download speeds of 1,130Mbps.

29th July, 2021 (56 Comments)

The latest combined Q2 2021 results from broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 has, among other things, revealed that they plan to completely upgrade their existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFX) network – some 14.3 million premises – with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2028.

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17th July, 2021 (7 Comments)

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.

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