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3rd April, 2024 (2 Comments)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has picked broadband and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2 Business) to be their strategic partner for providing mobility data, which is to be used to support the UK Government’s work at national and local levels, providing insights that reveal population dynamics, travel patterns, and other movement trends.

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28th March, 2024 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that more than 17,000 additional homes and businesses in the South Yorkshire (England) town of Rotherham can now access their 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which was made possible by nexfibre’s network expansion.

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25th March, 2024 (3 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VNO2) have today boosted their existing £400,000 Tech Lending Community (TLC) scheme alongside environmental charity Hubbub, which aims to provide hundreds of “second-hand” tablet computers and smartphones to help people in need get online across the UK.

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20th March, 2024 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that more than 13,000 additional homes and businesses in the Cathedral City of York (North Yorkshire, England) can now access their new 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which was made possible by nexfibre’s network expansion.

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19th March, 2024 (1 Comment)

The Government has today announced that the first of 86 new state aid supported 4G mobile masts in rural parts of Wales have been upgraded and switched-on. The work forms part of the £1bn industry-led Shared Rural Network project (i.e. extending 4G mobile / broadband cover to 95% of the UK by the end of 2025) with EE, Three UK, O2 and Vodafone.

VMO2 Smell Cell Smart Poles Next to Broadband Cabinet - PR 180324

18th March, 2024 (42 Comments)

Broadband and mobile operator Virgin Media (O2) have today hailed the results of a new trial – delivered in collaboration with shareholder Liberty Global, which is said to have “successfully” deployed 4G and 5G “smart poles” on top of its existing fibre broadband cabinets in the UK to help boost mobile network coverage and capacity.

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14th March, 2024 (4 Comments)

Broadband and mobile provider VMO2 (Virgin Media and O2) has today announced an expansion of their O2 Recycle scheme, which enables UK people to trade-in unwanted devices for cash, to include popular video gaming consoles from Sony (PlayStation), Microsoft (Xbox), Meta (Oculus) and Nintendo.

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13th March, 2024 (7 Comments)

Mobile network operator giffgaff, which has pledged not to raise its prices mid-contract, has today launched a new promotion that attempts to soften the impact of soaring mobile and broadband bills by offering free pizzas across the UK via Deliveroo this Friday (15th March).

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

12th March, 2024 (34 Comments)

Several sources have indicated to ISPreview that broadband ISP Virgin Media’s (VMO2) Project Mustang programme, which is upgrading existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) network areas with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) technology, has allegedly been hit by delays – partly due to issues with billing and ordering systems.

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9th March, 2024 (22 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has informed customers about the forthcoming closure of their long-running SIP2SIM (mobile voice) service, which is essentially a special SIM card that you could put in an ordinary dumb mobile phone, and it makes that device appear as if it is a SIP extension (SIP phone) on a phone system of your choice.

virgin media fibre trench and cable duct

7th March, 2024 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has today announced that more than 14,000 additional homes and businesses in the Derbyshire (England) town and civil parish of Alfreton can now access their new 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which was made possible by nexfibre’s supporting network expansion.

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5th March, 2024 (21 Comments)

Mobile network operator giffgaff has today launched a cheaper 18-month “Good Contract” unlimited data (mobile broadband) tariff, which is now available for only £25 per month (previously £35). The update also benefits more than 12,000 existing customers on the old plan, automatically reducing their bills by £10 a month.

Virgin Media O2 UK Hub 5 Router

4th March, 2024 (30 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) are reporting that a recent firmware update to their Hub 5 (Sagemcom F3896LG-VMB) router, which has the version number of LG-RDK_7.6.15-2306.5, appears to have caused the device’s sole 2.5Gbps network (LAN) port to stop functioning correctly.

Virgin Media O2 Engineers Digging Trench

27th February, 2024 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2), supported by UK network operator nexfibre, have today announced that more than 12,000 extra homes and businesses in the Northumberland (England) town and civil parish of Blyth can now access their new 2Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband services.

Vodafone-and-Three-UK-Merger-Image

27th February, 2024 (15 Comments)

The CEO of broadband and mobile giant Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2), Lutz Schüler, has – perhaps predictably – raised competition concerns over the proposed mobile merger between Vodafone and Three UK, not least because he believes the pair will end up controlling too much radio spectrum. Network sharing is another issue.

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24th February, 2024 (19 Comments)

The first retail broadband ISPs have begun to give their reactions to Virgin Media’s recent change of strategy (here), which will see them open up their existing fixed line network to wholesale via a new business (NetCo). Most internet providers have welcomed the move, but some are sceptical of NetCo’s ability to match Openreach (BT).

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23rd February, 2024 (38 Comments)

Network operator nexfibre, which shares the same parentage as Virgin Media (VMO2), has this morning published a new quarterly (Q1 2024) progress update on their work to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband ISP network across up to 7 million UK premises.

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