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gigaworld

28th May, 2019 (23 Comments)

Several credible sources have informed ISPreview.co.uk that cable ISP Virgin Media’s future “Gigabit Cities” rollout, which will mark their first major UK activation of the new DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade, seems likely to be expanded with 3-5 UK cities now in the frame for launch around 2019/20.

virgin media engineer by van

23rd May, 2019 (12 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that they have “plans to connect more homes” to their 516Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network in Scotland, provided the Scottish Government and local authorities are able to support them. Sadly they haven’t said how much further they’d go.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

7th May, 2019 (11 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has posted their latest results for the first quarter of 2019, which saw their UK cable broadband and TV network grow its coverage by another 102,000 premises and their total internet access base add +35,000 new customers to total 5,259,600 (up from the 21.7k added in Q4 2018).

gigaworld

28th February, 2019 (16 Comments)

The boss of European cable operator Liberty Global, Mike Fries, has revealed to investors that they intend to launch “two gigabit cities” in the UK this year via Virgin Media, which as the name suggests could result in related homes gaining access to speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) using the latest network upgrades.

virgin media uk

28th February, 2019 (78 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2018 (calendar Q4), which saw their network extend to cover another 144,000 premises and their broadband base grow to total 5,224,600 (up by 21.7K in the quarter vs 36.4K in Q3). But they’re also boosting top speeds from 350Mbps to 500Mbps!

virgin media 8gbps fttp broadband test

6th February, 2019 (65 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has this morning announced the trial of a new 8Gbps+ (8000Mbps+) home broadband service via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network, which is a small scale test that will run for six months and take place with 50 homes in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new report has revealed that 81% of global fixed broadband ISP subscriptions were fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based during Q3 2018, while the total number of connections increased by 25.4 million (+2.6%) in the quarter to deliver a milestone total of 1.008 Billion!

10g cable broadband

9th January, 2019 (27 Comments)

The Internet & Television Association, which represents the global cable broadband and TV industry (CableLabs, Liberty Global etc.), has launched their new 10G vision. This is their plan for making speeds of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and beyond available to consumers across the globe in the “coming years.”

virgin media cable network street works

8th November, 2018 (15 Comments)

The latest financial update (calendar Q3 2018) from cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has seen them add a further 109,000 UK premises to their ultrafast broadband and TV network coverage, while their internet access subscriber base hit 5,202,900 (up by 36.4k in Q3 vs 30k in Q2 and 31.2k in Q1).

world broadband connectivity

22nd October, 2018 (4 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers has now reached 984 Million (up by +2.53% during Q2 2018), which is up by 87 Million in the past year. Overall around 80% of subscriptions are now fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based, with older copper lines (ADSL) being cast toward the history books.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th August, 2018 (7 Comments)

The latest quarterly update (calendar Q2 2018) from cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has revealed that the operator’s UK network has now reached another 118,000 premises (up from 111K added in Q1), while their broadband subscriber base totals 5,166,500 (up by 30K in Q2, which is flat from 31.2K in Q1).

virgin media van 540px

9th May, 2018 (9 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest Q1 2018 (calendar) results, which saw them add +31,200 broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 5,135,500 (up from the +24K added in Q4 2017) and extend their cable network to another 111,000 UK premises.

virgin media high resolution

24th February, 2018 (36 Comments)

The parent company of UK cable operator Virgin Media, Liberty Global, has recently offered a couple of interesting updates about their plans for a future upgrade to Gigabit capable DOCSIS 3.1 broadband technology and adoption of the IPv6 internet addressing standard.

virgin media cable network street works

15th February, 2018 (59 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest Q4 2017 (calendar) results, which saw them pledge to introduce a new 350Mbps broadband tier and add 159,000 premises to their UK network coverage. Virgin’s total broadband base also grew by +24K in the quarter to total 5,104,300.

world internet connectivity

30th January, 2018 (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.38% in Q3 2017 and now stands at 913.3 Million (up by nearly 70 million over the past year). Meanwhile the number of copper lines (ADSL etc.) fell by 6.3% over the past year and “full fibre” FTTH/P connections increased by 30.4%.

virgin media high resolution

2nd November, 2017 (1 Comment)

The latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results from Virgin Media (Liberty Global) reveal that the operator has expanded their UK cable network to cover another 147,000 premises during the quarter, while broadband subscribers have risen to total 5,080,100 (up by +51.8K in Q3 vs +30.9K in Q2 and +80.7K in Q1).

Coaxial Copper Cables

12th October, 2017 (15 Comments)

The dream of 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could one day be deployed on Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based cable networks like Virgin Media, has taken another step forward after CableLabs completed the technology’s official specification.

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