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28th September, 2015 (1 Comment)

Analyst firm IDATE recently updated its World FTTx Database, which provides for an interesting snapshot of the different fixed line technologies that countries around the world are using for “superfast broadband“. Suffice to say that Europe and the UK love hybrid-fibre (VDSL / FTTC).

superhub_v3_virgin_media_connect_box

15th September, 2015 (18 Comments)

Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media as well as other ISPs (e.g. Ziggo, Telenet and UPC), has offered up the first look at their new “Connect Box” device (Virgin’s next combined broadband router and cable modem). The name may be changed in the UK to SuperHub v3.

slow broadband speed

3rd September, 2015 (20 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which advises the Government on broadband matters, has published a new report that aims to predict the future requirements of small UK businesses (SMEs). The conclusion finds that SMEs will see median downstream demand rise from 5Mbps in 2015 to just 8.1Mbps by 2025, but the overall picture is more complex.

virgin media streetworks

17th August, 2015 (133 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media are receiving a new letter, which informs them that the cable operator will soon begin the rapid roll-out of a new broadband speed boost on 1st October 2015. This is likely to be another double-speed upgrade and that would push their top tier from 152Mbps to 300Mbps.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

5th August, 2015 (8 Comments)

National UK cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their latest results to the end of Q2 2015, which reveals that they’ve reached a total of 4,570,300 broadband customers, with 40% of those now taking their “ultrafast” 100Mbps+ services.

virgin media engineer street works

22nd June, 2015 (7 Comments)

Some 150,000 homes and businesses in the city of Manchester (England) will be the first to benefit from Virgin Media’s new £3bn scheme (Project Lightning) to expand the reach of their 152Mbps capable cable broadband, TV and phone network to around 60% of the United Kingdom by 2020 (currently 44%).

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

18th April, 2015 (17 Comments)

The European Commission’s new Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, has for the first time started to discuss what targets we should aim for after the current Digital Agenda programme completes and hopefully delivers “superfast” broadband speeds of 30Mbps+ to all by 2020; with 50% also subscribed to a 100Mbps+ service.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

10th April, 2015 (20 Comments)

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a growing number of Virgin Media customers report a range of unusually high speedtests, which appear to lend additional support to the widely rumoured introduction of a new top 300Mbps download speed tier.

budget for the united kingdom

18th March, 2015 (44 Comments)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has today set out the Government’s annual Budget 2015 report for the United Kingdom. Unlike past budgets this one is different because it comes immediately before a General Election and that usually means big promises, such as pledging 100Mbps “ultra-fast” broadband to “nearly all the homes in the country” and a possible 5Mbps+ USO.

virgin media engineer van henna

4th March, 2015 (7 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced that the work to expand the reach of their cable broadband, TV and phone network to 100,000 extra homes in East London has officially reached the half-way point (50,000 completed), which is now benefitting residents in East Ham, Stratford, Bow, Poplar and Stepney.

virgin_media_uk_street_cabinet_engineer_at_work

13th February, 2015 (27 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced a massive £3bn expansion (called “Project Lightning“) of their existing 152Mbps capable cable broadband, TV and phone network, which will extend the reach of their fixed line services to an additional 4 million homes and businesses (total of 17 million) by 2020, as a nervous BT looks on.

router modem network cable snakes

2nd January, 2015 (12 Comments)

The past year has been all about technology and deployment, with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme dominating via its efforts to push BT’s 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service out to even more areas, but a lot more than that has happened. ISPreview.co.uk highlights some the key Internet technology, policy and anti-piracy developments of 2014 and predicts what might occur in 2015.

network ethernet links

17th December, 2014 (13 Comments)

Key hardware for the next generation DOCSIS 3.1 cable broadband standard, which could eventually be used by Virgin Media (Liberty Global) to deliver top UK Internet download speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and 1Gbps uploads via their predominantly urban network, has successfully passed its first interoperability tests.

City of london square mile united kingdom

22nd October, 2014 (0 Comments)

In its final report the RSA’s City Growth Commission, which has been looking at ways of boosting the United Kingdom’s long-term economic prospects, has today recommended that the Government attempt to “emulate” Singapore by aiming for ultrafast broadband speeds of 1Gbps [1000 Megabits] “in the near future” across our cities.

broadband internet speed uk

27th July, 2014 (62 Comments)

Do we really need 1Mbps, 10Mbps, 100Mbps or even 1000Mbps (1Gbps) of Internet download and upload speed to enjoy the online world? It’s an interesting question and one with many different answers, usually depending upon both your perspective and personal expectations. But how much Internet speed is really enough?

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

21st July, 2014 (36 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re currently lab testing the next generation DOCSIS 3.1 cable network standard, which could one day be used to deliver broadband download speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and uploads of 1Gbps+ over their predominantly urban network.

fibre optic trench digger

14th May, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Council of the European Union last week formally adopted new rules that aim to make it both “easier and cheaper” to roll-out ultrafast broadband networks, such as fibre optic infrastructure. In addition the new rules also call for a voluntary “Broadband-Ready” label on buildings with high-speed access and for all new builds after 31st December 2016 to be constructed “high-speed ready“.

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