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19th November, 2020 (5 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today agreed that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) should have the final say on Liberty Global’s proposed mega-merger between broadband ISP Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK), but this is not expected to delay the outcome.

17th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media Business has today signed a new multi-year public sector contract with Falkirk Council in Scotland, which among other things will see additional bandwidth and WiFi improvements (coverage, speed and security) being supplied to 58 local schools.

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16th November, 2020 (20 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today opened applications for their new £15 per month “Essential Broadband” plan, which offers download speeds of just 15Mbps (2Mbps upload), unlimited data usage and a 30-day rolling contract. But you can only get this if you’re receiving Universal Credit from the Government.

13th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

Ofcom’s new Q2 2020 consumer complaints report is out today, which names UK ISP TalkTalk as attracting the most gripes for both home broadband and landline phone, while Three UK did the same for Pay Monthly Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

10th November, 2020 (40 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today officially taken the wraps off their new next generation TV 360 platform and set-top-boxes (STB), which combine 4K and HDR with the ability to access your channels and content either at home or wherever there’s a WiFi or Mobile Data (4G, 5G) connection.

10th November, 2020 (37 Comments)

Liberty Global, the parent of cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK and various other European operators, has informed shareholders that they’ll be starting work on 10Gbps broadband connectivity “pretty quickly” by using a mix of a future DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades and more Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

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9th November, 2020 (37 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has this morning announced that their new 636Mbps (41Mbps upload) capable “Ultimate Oomph” broadband, phone, mobile and TV bundle is now available. Existing customers, who currently receive an average speed of 516Mbps, will be upgraded to the new speed “at no extra cost.”

9th November, 2020 (16 Comments)

The combined reach of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) speed capable ISP networks, via both Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and DOCSIS 3.1 technologies, has now helped to increase national “gigabit broadband” coverage to 34.1% of UK premises (up sharply from just 10% one year ago).

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9th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK will today further discount their prices for new customers taking out their standalone ultrafast home broadband packages, which for example will see their entry-level 108Mbps (average speed) plan fall from £29 to just £24.99 per month for 18 months (£46 thereafter).

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5th November, 2020 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q3 2020 results, which saw their UK network coverage grow to reach another 125,000 UK premises and their broadband base add +47,000 new customers (up from +39.2k in the previous quarter) to total 5,365,400.

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4th November, 2020 (36 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has tonight switched-on their new DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade for 3 million extra people across both London and Northern Ireland, which means that a total of 6.8 million homes can now access their top Gig1 service (1104Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

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1st November, 2020 (34 Comments)

Nothing to worry about, move along please. Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media has “taken steps to ensure [port 7547] is no longer discoverable” online after they left it open on some routers. The good news is that this “posed no security risk” to customers, but it remains unclear why it occurred.

30th October, 2020 (15 Comments)

A new survey from Broadband Genie, which used a special tool to analyse and estimate the consumer stress levels of 305,568 tweets that were aimed at major UK broadband ISPs, has revealed which providers had the most stressed customers. Overall it’s bad news for Shell Energy, but good news for Hyperoptic.

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27th October, 2020 (9 Comments)

Ofcom UK has set out new measures that will make switching between broadband ISPs on physically separate networks easier (e.g. Openreach to Cityfibre), but due to the complexities involved providers will be given until December 2022 implement it. Mobile operators will also be banned from selling “locked” handsets.

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26th October, 2020 (17 Comments)

Some 6,900 homes in the North East Derbyshire town of Dronfield have just become the latest to benefit from the expansion of Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, although initially locals will only be able to access a top speed of 516Mbps (average) until the future DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade completes.

24th October, 2020 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media have just completed a small extension of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Lancashire (England) towns of Blackburn and Darwen, which now covers an additional 1,200 homes.

23rd October, 2020 (5 Comments)

Mobile network operators giffgaff and Tesco Mobile have both come top of a new survey conducted by management consultancy firm Yonder, which attempts to identify the best performing UK mobile networks for customers under lockdown (COVID-19).

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