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17th December, 2019 (8 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to make switching between broadband ISPs on physically separate UK networks easier (e.g. BT to Hyperoptic) and they also intend to ban mobile operators from selling “locked” handsets (i.e. Smartphones that cannot be used on other networks unless they are unlocked).

16th December, 2019 (18 Comments)

Some 8,500 premises in the large urban village of Cudworth (South Yorkshire) have become the latest to go live on Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband and TV network, which at present can deliver average download speeds of 516Mbps and this will be upgraded to support 1Gbps in the near future.

3rd December, 2019 (6 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that their on-going “Project Lightning” expansion has just completed deployment of a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 6,500 extra premises in Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), which will give locals access to broadband speeds of 516Mbps.

3rd December, 2019 (18 Comments)

As expected cable broadband ISP and TV operator Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today opened a brand new 120,000 square feet HQ building in the large town of Reading (Green Park), which will play host to nearly 1,500 staff; the first ones are moving into the site this week.

3rd December, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Cyber Monday discounts on Virgin Media‘s bundles may be coming to an end but the ISP has today launched a new range of discounts across their standalone ultrafast broadband (100Mbps+) packages, which sharply reduce their monthly prices for the first 12 months of service and add free setup (normally £35).

27th November, 2019 (52 Comments)

As predicted cable and full fibre ISP Virgin Media has today announced that the third urban UK location to benefit from their new 1Gbps broadband speed upgrade is the town of Reading and surrounding areas, which follows close behind Greater Manchester and Southampton. The service formally goes live tomorrow.

25th November, 2019 (10 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has issued an update on the Project Lightning expansion of their ultrafast broadband and TV network in Scotland, which has so far seen them invest an extra £150m to reach a further 220,000 premises since 2016. We assume they’re still headed toward the 360,000 target set a few years ago.

19th November, 2019 (7 Comments)

The latest Q2 2019 consumer complaints report from Ofcom has confirmed that UK ISP Vodafone attracted the most moans for fixed line broadband, while Plusnet were the worst for landline phone and Virgin Media did the same for both Mobile and Pay TV. On the flip side Sky Broadband generated the fewest gripes.

14th November, 2019 (4 Comments)

The latest UK ISP to join the early Black Friday 2019 sale fun is Virgin Media, which until 2nd December 2019 have heavily discounted the prices on some of their broadband bundles. For example, new customers can pick-up their 100Mbps broadband and phone package from just £25 per month for 12 months (£49 thereafter).

14th November, 2019 (45 Comments)

Residents in part of the large South Lanarkshire (Scotland) village of Drumsagard have complained, perhaps unfairly, after contractors working to extend UK ISP Virgin Media’s fibre broadband network – Keir Group – reportedly left the pavements looking like an “eyesore,” except it looks mostly fair to us.

12th November, 2019 (5 Comments)

Mobile giant and UK ISP Vodafone has today published their latest quarterly results to the end of September (Q2 FY20), which revealed that they managed to add an impressive 61,000 new fixed broadband customers in the quarter (total base of 667,000) and that’s up from +31K in the previous quarter.

7th November, 2019 (33 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has posted their latest Q3 2019 results, which reveals that their “gigabit capable” internet and TV network covered another 119,000 premises in the quarter (total of 1.9 million added since 2015) and their total broadband base now stands at 5,269,100 (up by +2.4K in Q3 vs +7.1K in Q2).

6th November, 2019 (45 Comments)

Cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has today made the surprise announcement that their long-running Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with BT (EE) will be coming to an end. Instead they’ve signed a new 5-year partnership deal for Virgin Mobile with rival operator Vodafone.

4th November, 2019 (19 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has announced that they’ve completed the deployment of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” network to 2,000 extra premises in the town of Shildon (Durham, England) and 600 premises in Templepatrick (N.Ireland), which can now access download speeds of 516Mbps (soon 1Gbps).

1st November, 2019 (30 Comments)

At the start of this year broadband ISP Virgin Media UK conducted a trial (here) that utilised their existing cable ducts and street cabinets to help deploy charging points on residential streets for electric cars. Parent company Liberty Global has now decided to rollout a further 1,200 charging sockets over the next 18 months.

30th October, 2019 (6 Comments)

Sources indicate that cable TV and broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) may have begun initial customer product testing of a new Horizon software platform for their v6 set-top-box, which if all goes according to plan might replace their existing TiVo based platform during the second half of 2020.

30th October, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has announced that they’ve been able to harness Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts in order to complete the expansion of their FTTP based ultrafast broadband and TV network to 15,500 premises (homes and businesses) in the town of Lurgan, County Armagh (Northern Ireland).

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