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17th July, 2021 (6 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.


16th July, 2021 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises in England (Home Counties), has launched an entertaining new advertising campaign that aims to highlight the differences between “speed-sapping” copper-mix “Fake Fibre” services and Full Fibre ones.

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7th July, 2021 (20 Comments)

The latest independent study of UK broadband coverage for H1 2021 has estimated that “full fibre” (FTTP) ISP networks have now increased their reach to 24.33% of premises (up from 19.2% in H2 2020), while 41.72% are within reach of “gigabit” speeds (up from 37.4%) and 66.9% can get 100Mbps+ (up from 64.3%).

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1st July, 2021 (7 Comments)

Some 4,000 extra homes in the small County Down (Northern Ireland) town of Donaghadee have just become the latest to benefit from the 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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18th June, 2021 (23 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) have informed ISPreview.co.uk that the upload speeds on their “Voom Fibre” packages for small businesses are being roughly doubled, which for example means that subscribers to their 350Mbps Voom Fibre 1 plan will see their uploads go from 7Mbps to 20Mbps.

10th June, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (VMO2) has announced the success of a new trial in the Scottish city of Glasgow, which managed to recycle the use of aggregate materials while rolling out their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the Cranhill area.


9th June, 2021 (33 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has recently been spotted running a couple of interesting trials, one of which appeared to give a limited number of people access to take a completely “free” 10Mbps broadband service, while the other doubled the upload speeds for selected customers on their 100Mbps tier.


1st June, 2021 (13 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media has informed us that they will today further discount the prices for new customers taking out one of their ultrafast broadband and phone packages, which for example will see their entry-level 108Mbps (average speed) plan fall from the previous offer of £34 to just £25 per month for 18 months (£51 thereafter).


20th May, 2021 (38 Comments)

As expected the UK Competition and Markets Authority has today given their final clearance, without remedies, for cable broadband and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) to complete their £31bn merger (50:50 Joint Venture). A major full fibre and 5G rollout boost is anticipated.


11th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Queen has today carried out the first State Opening of Parliament since the pandemic began, which sets out the UK Government’s agenda for the coming session. As expected this included various references to gigabit broadband and mobile connectivity, as well as their plans to publish the controversial Online Safety Bill.


11th May, 2021 (6 Comments)

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse, which is an informal cross-party group formed by UK MPs and members of the House of Lords, has begun a new inquiry that will explore whether the government has “given up” on bridging the digital divide (mobile and broadband connectivity).

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6th May, 2021 (2 Comments)

Some 2,500 extra homes in the large West Yorkshire (England) village of Shelf 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 also be able to deliver gigabit speeds to locals.


6th May, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q1 2021 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 80,000 premises (their slowest quarterly build so far) and their internet access base add +38,500 customers (up from +54.7k last quarter) to total 5,458,600.

5th May, 2021 (13 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advert for BT’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband service after it was found to have “misleadingly” claimed to offer “more reliable speeds” than a similar package on Virgin Media’s network in the Bristol area.

27th April, 2021 (5 Comments)

A new Point Topic study, commissioned by TV and WiFi Mesh provider Netgem, has predicted that Alternative Networks (AltNet) and “Challenger ISPs” could gain up to 1 million additional UK customers by 2025, which would increase their market share to 14.5% (3.74 million customers) from 12.5% in 2021.

26th April, 2021 (17 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 1.6% (18.59 million) in Q4 2020, which is down slightly from 2.07% in the previous quarter but still pushes the overall total to 1.18 billion. Meanwhile, the UK reported the strongest quarterly “full fibre” (FTTP) growth of any country on 28.6%.

24th April, 2021 (64 Comments)

One of Liberty Global’s principal UK engineers and technologists, Stephen Scott, has recently posted a series of new videos that offer a refreshingly detailed insight into the inner workings of Virgin Media’s Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP and TV network.

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