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18th May, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media Business has decided to change its contracting model to provide the wholesale connectivity market with greater flexibility and lower costs when customers take out one of their Ethernet, Dedicated Internet Access (leased line) or High Capacity Services (HCS). Excess construction charges will also be “abolished.”

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11th May, 2021 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has today set out the terms of reference for their future UK mobile strategy review, which will examine how the regulator can adjust their approach in order to improve 4G and 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) network connectivity for consumers and businesses over the next 5 to 10 years.

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8th May, 2021 (18 Comments)

Alternative UK network ISP Jurassic Fibre, which at the end of last year announced that their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network would be deploying across the Somerset market town of Bridgwater (here), may soon face off against a new deployment from rival operator Virgin Media in the same location.

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7th May, 2021 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has published their 2021 survey of UK broadband ISP and mobile service quality, call waiting times, complaints and install times among the largest providers. Overall TalkTalk attracted the lowest satisfaction for broadband (77%), while Three UK did the same for mobile (86%). Generally, customer service has taken a COVID-19 hit.

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6th May, 2021 (2 Comments)

Some 2,500 extra homes in the large West Yorkshire (England) village of Shelf have just become the latest to benefit from the expansion of Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network, which by the end of 2021 will also be able to deliver gigabit speeds to locals.

6th May, 2021 (18 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has warned that millions of UK consumers may be “at risk of being hacked in their homes” because the “outdated” broadband router they use, as supplied by several major ISPs including EE, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Vodafone, could contain potential security flaws.

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6th May, 2021 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has just published their latest Q1 2021 results, which saw their network coverage extend to another 80,000 premises (their slowest quarterly build so far) and their internet access base add +38,500 customers (up from +54.7k last quarter) to total 5,458,600.

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5th May, 2021 (5 Comments)

Customers of broadband ISP Virgin Media, specifically those in the Devon area of England around Exeter and Plymouth, are this morning reporting that their internet connectivity and TV service has gone down after the operator was hit by an unspecified network fault.

5th May, 2021 (12 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advert for BT’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband service after it was found to have “misleadingly” claimed to offer “more reliable speeds” than a similar package on Virgin Media’s network in the Bristol area.

30th April, 2021 (25 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q4 2020 consumer complaints report has today been published, which names and shames Vodafone for attracting the most gripes about fixed broadband and phone in the quarter, while iD Mobile and Three UK jointly did the same for Mobile and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

24th April, 2021 (63 Comments)

One of Liberty Global’s principal UK engineers and technologists, Stephen Scott, has recently posted a series of new videos that offer a refreshingly detailed insight into the inner workings of Virgin Media’s Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP and TV network.

22nd April, 2021 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP and Pay TV provider Virgin Media UK has today announced that a further 13,300 homes in parts of Northern Ireland, specifically Newry, Markethill, Camlough and Bessbrook, have just benefitted from the ongoing expansion of their gigabit speed capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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21st April, 2021 (28 Comments)

Cable broadband and TV provider Virgin Media UK has revealed plans to launch a new Entertainment Service, which will apparently bring lots of different streaming services “together into one place.” Oddly, the trial for this is currently only open to those with a broadband-only service (no TV or phone) on their network and a HUB 3 or 4 router.

20th April, 2021 (50 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) appears to have expanded last year’s DOCSIS 3.1 based trial, which took place in the Berkshire town of Thatcham (here) and pushed their network to “hyperfast” download speeds of up to 2.2Gbps (214Mbps upload), to include parts of Southampton (Hampshire) and Manchester.

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15th April, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new agreement signed by Liberty Global will see broadband ISP Virgin Media UK expanding the use of Teleste‘s Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) technology in their network, which should help to get the best performance out of their platform and support the rollout of gigabit speeds to homes.

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14th April, 2021 (16 Comments)

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has today “provisionally” cleared the proposed £31bn (total enterprise value) mega merger between broadband provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which will light the fuse on a major £10bn project to extend “full fibre” FTTP and 5G mobile services.

12th April, 2021 (29 Comments)

Liberty Charge (Liberty Global), which is backed by Zouk Capital and leverages infrastructure from broadband ISP Virgin Media, has today announced that they’ve successfully completed their first UK installation of on-street electric vehicle charging points in the London borough of Waltham Forest. Many more will follow.

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