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Virgin Media O2, Ericsson showcase 5G network slicing

Virgin Media O2 and Ericsson have partnered to demonstrate the potential of network slicing, with a trial that took place at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham. The trial saw the augmented reality eSport, Hado, run on a dedicated slice on Virgin Media O2’s 5G standalone network, which enabled remote play and live broadcasting. Competitors taking […]

December 6, 2023

nexfibre appoints Datta as CEO

nexfibre, the next generation fibre network operator, has announced the appointment of Rajiv Datta as its Chief Executive Officer. Datta, who starts his role immediately, has over 25 years’ experience in the digital infrastructure and fixed telecoms sectors. He has experience building and managing large fibre-based networks and services across the US, Europe and Asia, […]

October 2, 2023

Liberty Global Q3 revenue down 8.3%

Liberty Global has published its Q3 2022 financial results. Mike Fries, CEO, commented: “Despite the macroeconomic challenges in Europe we clearly have a resilient business model, as demonstrated by our solid results in Q3. Connectivity remains an essential service with strong demand across our footprint for reliable and seamless access to high-quality fixed and mobile […]

November 2, 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

Nuance, Liberty Global enhance offerings for visually impaired

Nuance Communications has announced that Liberty Global has expanded its use of Nuance Dragon TV for Virgin Media O2 customers in the UK. The expansion includes new capabilities that provide enhanced support for visually impaired customers, such as reading aloud programme information. Nuance Dragon TV, powered by Nuance conversational AI, has proven popular worldwide with […]

September 8, 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

Liberty Global “stable” in Q1

Liberty Global, the multinational telco, has published its Q1 2022 financial results. CEO Mike Fries stated: “First, our thoughts go out to all those impacted by the war in Ukraine. I’m very proud of our operations and employees across Liberty Global for their devoted efforts to support those in need. While we all hope for […]

May 11, 2022

Virgin Media O2 “showing solid foundations” in Q1

Virgin Media O2 has published its Q1 results revealing adjusted revenue of £2.5 billion (€2.9bn) was broadly flat YoY, an improvement compared to the YoY revenue declines in Q1 2021 and Q4 2021. This performance was supported by increased growth in Mobile revenue which was up 0.9 per cent to £1.3 billion, including a 4.9 […]

May 11, 2022

Data: Call of Duty sets record broadband spike

Virgin Media O2 has seen its biggest gaming traffic spike on record, following the release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 and Modern Warfare updates on April 27th. During the evening peak period between 8-10pm, traffic was up 11.9 per cent on average and up 23.8 per cent on the previous week, as gamers […]

April 29, 2022

Uswitch: “Virgin Mobile, O2 dual price rise absurd”

Virgin Media O2 has announced its annual price increase for its broadband, mobile, TV and landline customers. Millions of customers will soon see their Virgin Media bill rise by as much as £4.70 per month which is one the biggest hikes in years. That increase could add as much as £56 to a yearly broadband […]

February 17, 2022