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VMO2 sees 13% increase in broadband data consumption in 2023

Virgin Media O2 has released its Year in Review which presents a deep dive of trends, habits and behaviours across its broadband, mobile and TV services, revealing that 2023 saw new usage records. The pandemic and Covid restrictions might be a thing of the past for some, but its impact on how Brits are now […]

December 18, 2023

BT sees record broadband traffic

BT experienced a record-breaking day for overall volume of traffic across its broadband network on December 6th. Data traffic peaked at 30.1Tbps at around 9pm, with the spike driven by six Premier League games – including Aston Villa’s win over Manchester City, and Chelsea suffering defeat against Manchester United – being streamed live on Prime […]

December 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Modern Warfare III drives record traffic on Virgin Media O2

On November 8th, Virgin Media O2 experienced the largest spike ever on its broadband network driven by the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III video game. The day that the latest update in the Call of Duty saga was made available for gamers to preload, Virgin Media O2’s broadband network hit 25.1Tbps at peak, a […]

November 10, 2023

Microsoft/Activision deal gets CMA OK

The new deal for Microsoft to buy Activision without cloud gaming rights has been cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the regulator concluded it would preserve competitive prices and better services. In August 2023, Microsoft made a concession that would see Ubisoft, instead of Microsoft, buy Activision’s cloud gaming rights. This […]

October 13, 2023By Colin Mann

Glide achieves record-breaking data consumption

Glide Group, a specialist in broadband services, has announced a surge in network demand with its data revealing a 25 per cent increase in network volume compared to the same period last year. The surge emphasises the increase in bandwidth demand year-on-year alongside the company’s success in delivering unwavering connectivity to its varied customer base. […]

October 5, 2023

CMA set to clear Microsoft, Activision deal

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to Microsoft’s acquisition of the games maker being cleared, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While the CMA has identified limited residual concerns with the new deal, Microsoft has put forward remedies which the CMA […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Microsoft makes revised Activision bid

Microsoft has submitted a new deal for review by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following confirmation that its original deal to acquire Activision had been blocked to protect innovation and choice in cloud gaming. In an unusual step, Microsoft had sought to revisit the CMA’s original prohibition decision, arguing that blocking the original […]

August 22, 2023By Colin Mann

LiveLike partners with Loco

Loco, the independent esports and live-streaming platform has partnered with LiveLike, an audience engagement suite. Together, Loco and LiveLike aim to enhance the live-streaming experience for users and provide innovative, interactive features to the gaming community. Through this partnership, Loco is using the LiveLike platform, which was built to drive brand affinity, retention and loyalty, […]

August 3, 2023

US court boost for Microsoft/Activision deal

The chances of Microsoft taking over video games publisher Activision Blizzard have been boosted after a US judge rejected a request from US regulators to block the deal. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked a judge to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€63.9bn) takeover suggesting the deal could “substantially lessen competition” in the sector. Judge […]

July 12, 2023By Colin Mann

FTC moves to block Microsoft’s Activision buyout

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked a judge to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€63.9bn) takeover of video game publisher Activision Blizzard. The US regulator said the deal, which would be the largest in the history of the video games industry, could “substantially lessen competition” in the sector. The move comes a few weeks […]

June 13, 2023