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VMO2 Q2: Accelerated network rollout

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has released its Q2 results which show that its fixed network rollout accelerated with 175,500 additional homes serviceable. Its 5G services are now available in over 2,800 towns and cities. Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “As we navigate a tough economic climate, we have a clear […]

July 25, 2023

VMO2 completes gigabit upgrade

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has completed the upgrade of its entire national network to gigabit speeds, delivering nearly two-thirds of the Government’s broadband ambition four years ahead of the target date, claiming the achievement cements its status as the UK’s largest gigabit provider. The operator completed its rollout after switching on gigabit speeds […]

December 7, 2021By Colin Mann

VMO2 nears gigabit milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 says it is close to completing its national gigabit rollout programme with more than 90 per cent of homes across its network now able to access its hyperfast gigabit broadband. As part of its latest gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network with 1.6 million extra homes […]

November 9, 2021By Colin Mann

VMO2 hits gigabit network milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, meaning that more than half of its footprint can now access hyperfast broadband speeds. As part of the gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network in locations across the UK, with residents in towns and cities such as […]

August 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Virgin, O2 merger given green light

Following a provisional clearance in April 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is now allowing the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to go ahead. Both Virgin and O2 sell wholesale services to a number of mobile operators in the UK. Virgin supplies wholesale leased lines to mobile operators […]

May 20, 2021By Colin Mann

Liberty Global Q1: ‘Momentum continues’

Liberty Global has revealed its Q1 2021 financial results which show that its convergence strategy added +80,000 broadband and +146,000 post-paid mobile subscribers. CEO Mike Fries stated: “As we continue to execute through the challenges of Covid-19, we’re hopeful that better and safer times lie ahead for our employees and our customers. While the well-being […]

May 6, 2021

O2, Virgin Media JV execs named

Although the planned merger combining Virgin Media and O2 is still subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK, Liberty Global and Telefónica have announced their intention to appoint Lutz Schüler as Chief Executive Officer and Patricia Cobian as Chief Financial Officer of the proposed 50-50 joint venture. Schüler joined […]

April 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Virgin claims UK’s largest gigabit switch-on

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has completed what it says is the nation’s biggest ever gigabit switch-on with nearly 3 million homes in London and across Northern Ireland now able to benefit from next-generation connectivity. Residents living in the areas can now make the most of Virgin Media’s Gig1 broadband, which it says is more […]

November 5, 2020