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Virgin 200Mb broadband pilot

May 6, 2009

Virgin Media has started a customer pilot to test real-world deployment of 200Mb speeds. The 200Mb pilot is believed to be the fastest implementation of DOCSIS3 technology in the world, running faster than services offered in Japan and the US, which currently reach 160Mb and 101Mb respectively.

Following successful lab trials, the pilot has started in Ashford, Kent, and will build to 100 lead adopters‚ who will have the chance to work with Virgin Media to shape the most advanced broadband service in the UK.

Virgin Media will be testing applications consumers may be using regularly in the future, including state-of-the-art entertainment services using TV and broadband content in full High Definition and 3D, the ability to deliver applications and support for home IT needs through the network as well as connecting up a host of internet-ready devices such as video conferencing and home surveillance.

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