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VMO2: Record year of data use on broadband, mobile

Insights released by Virgin Media O2 reveal the consumer connectivity behaviours that have shaped 2022 as Brits navigated a year of ‘new-normal’ and witnessed major, historic events from the death of Queen Elizabeth II to the Lionesses’ football success in the summer. As 2022 brought post-Covid freedoms, demand for data remained at record levels. Virgin […]

December 21, 2022

Virgin Media O2 boosts broadband speeds

Virgin Media O2 is giving millions of its customers a broadband speed boost at no extra cost, offering them even more megabits for their money at a time households are increasingly reliant on broadband to stay connected and entertained. The boost, effective immediately, will see Virgin Media’s M100 service benefit from a 22 per cent […]

November 1, 2022

Virgin Media O2’s Volt surpasses 1m customers

Virgin Media O2 has announced that its first joint product, Volt, has surpassed one million customers just a year on from its launch. The joint offering launched within months of the companies’ £31 billion merger in 2021, with the aim of boosting services for its customers by offering Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband and O2’s mobile […]

October 31, 2022

Bank: Court creates O2/Three confusion

In May 2020, the General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled that a UK telco merger between O2 and Three, previously blocked in 2016, should be annulled. A note from Jerry Dellis and analysts at investment bank Jefferies says that the implication is that the evidence bar for EC competition authorities attempting to […]

October 24, 2022

Sky pulls record audience for women’s sport event

Over 2 million viewers tuned in to the historic night of women’s boxing on October 15th making it the most watched women’s professional boxing event in history, and the biggest audience for a live women’s sport event ever on Sky. The event, presented by Sky Sports and BOXXER from The O2, was headlined by Claressa […]

October 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 returns to revenue growth

Virgin Media O2, the mass media telco, has reported its Q2 earnings. Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “It’s one year on since Virgin Media O2 was born and, while we’ve got much more to do, we came out of the gate running and achieved a huge amount in our first year as […]

July 28, 2022

Virgin Media O2 donates extra data to National Databank

As more than nine in 10 low income Brits say they’re worried about their finances, and 85 per cent say connectivity is essential for living their lives, Virgin Media O2 is donating an extra 15 million GB of free data to the National Databank to help people in need stay connected. Those most affected by […]

July 26, 2022

O2 sponsors Love Island

O2 has announced it is the official network sponsor for ITV’s hit show Love Island. The sponsorship builds on O2’s recent campaign ‘Roam Freely’, as the network seeks to remind Love Island fans that O2 is now the only major network that does not charge its customers to roam in Europe up to 25GB. The […]

May 26, 2022

Premier League finale sees record data peak on Virgin Media O2

The frenetic final showdown of the Premier League on May 22nd resulted in the highest ever data traffic peak on the Virgin Media O2 mobile network. With fans transfixed by unfolding drama, they took to their phones to stream, socialise, check scores and share their feelings as it unfolded. The rare occasion – when all […]

May 24, 2022

Sasha Banks, Naomi talk WWE Cardiff event… and Nandos

As an assemble of WWE superstars once again descended upon the UK, Advanced-Television took part in a press conference with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi ahead of their participation of a live show at The O2 Arena on April 29th. Before news broke of the upcoming UK stadium show being branded […]

April 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare