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Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

30th May, 2017 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, has claimed that the “economic effects” of their investments in the UK (i.e. higher broadband speeds, improved productivity and price competition) between 2013 and 2017 have delivered a “total social benefit” worth £1.38bn.

5g mobile broadband

16th February, 2017 (18 Comments)

Forget FTTC, G.fast, FTTH/P and other forms of fixed line “fibre broadband” connectivity. According to a new report from mobile operator O2, the economic benefits of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will overtake “fibre” by 2026.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2017 (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

15th February, 2017 (23 Comments)

The Chief Architect of Slovenian telecoms technology provider Iskratel, Simon Cimzar, has warned that DOCSIS based Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks (e.g. Virgin Media) need to “look past the latest cable upgrades” (DOCSIS 3.1) and go directly to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P).

router with fibre optic cables on top

26th January, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed that the total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.25% during Q3 2016 and now stands at 822.7 Million (up from 745m one year earlier), with the majority of growth being fuelled by pure fibre optic (FTTH/P) connectivity.

Coaxial Copper Cables

19th December, 2016 (3 Comments)

A new IHS Markit report from the EU cable (DOCSIS) trade association, Cable Europe, has praised Virgin Media’s (Liberty Global) £3bn network expansion for helping the United Kingdom to come second from top in terms of being the largest EU cable market by revenue (generating £3.4bn (€4bn)).

eu_digital_agenda_broadband_network_cost

12th December, 2016 (11 Comments)

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today unveiled plans for a new €500m (£420m at today’s rate) Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), which over the next 10 years will help the EU to reach their “Gigabit Society” objectives (e.g. 100Mbps+ for all by 2025).

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

6th December, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Chief Strategy Officer for CableLabs, Ike Elliott, has revealed that the first trials of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could eventually be deployed by Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, will begin next year.

Liberty Global Gigaworld DOCSIS GIGAReady

24th November, 2016 (49 Comments)

Liberty Global, which is parent to UK cable operator Virgin Media, has today launched a new initiative called GIGAWorld that will help to promote their plans for rolling out Gigabit capable broadband (1000Mbps+) to the 12 European countries in which it operates (most could be done by the end of 2018).

wightfibre

3rd November, 2016 (2 Comments)

Cable operator WightFibre, which serves homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight (an island just off the south coast in Hampshire, England) with TV and broadband speeds of up to 152Mbps, has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that has “increased capacity 32 times over“.

european union including united kingdom map

10th October, 2016 (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

Cable DOCSIS 3 from Virgin Media

11th August, 2016 (20 Comments)

The dream of Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could in the next few years’ enable Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) cable networks (e.g. Virgin Media) to deliver symmetrical broadband speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second), has moved a step closer thanks to Cisco’s new silicon reference design.

broadband funded by uk government

1st August, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has shared with us an interesting summary of queries received and their responses to them for the newly proposed Broadband Investment Fund (BIF), which aims to help alternative network ISPs to secure funds for building new “ultra-fast” (100Mbps+) broadband infrastructure.

isle of wight fibre optic map uk

26th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

WightFibre, which is a cable (DOCSIS) operator that delivers 152Mbps broadband and TV across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has deployed a 1000Mbps fibre optic (FTTH/P) network to a development of new build homes in the village of Wootton and more will follow.

coax_cable_virgin_media

25th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.

united kingdom digital connectivity

19th July, 2016 (55 Comments)

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the coverage and performance of “superfast broadband” in the United Kingdom has today published its outcome, which heavily criticises BT for “over-reliance” on its old copper network, “significantly” under investing in Openreach and their “lack of ambition” towards rolling out ultrafast FTTP/H services.

full_duplex_docsis31

17th May, 2016 (14 Comments)

Nokia Bell Labs claims to have delivered a “world first” by demonstrating a prototype of their new XG-CABLE technology, which can achieve full duplex speeds of 10Gbps upstream and downstream simultaneously on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) cable operators like Virgin Media in the United Kingdom.

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