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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

Survey: 79% kids want new technologies in sports coverage

Whilst VAR continues to cause havoc in the Premier League, almost eight in 10 children (79 per cent) would be excited to see a new technology added to a sport they watch, according to research from Virgin Media O2. The most popular technological developments children want to see include smart balls with built in sensors […]

November 8, 2023

Virgin Media O2 boosts customers; Cornerstone deal

Virgin Media O2 has reported net additions across fixed up 32,500, broadband up 40,800, and mobile contracts up 50,000 in Q3. Fixed network rollout passes 500,000 in the quarter, with 250,800 additional homes serviceable. Transaction adjusted revenue increased 7.1 per cent to £2.7 billion (€3.1bn) – 1.3 per cent excluding the benefit of nexfibre construction […]

November 1, 2023

Virgin Media gigabit broadband rolls out in Doncaster

The first phase of work to bring full fibre broadband to Doncaster has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media services for the first time, offering speeds up to 20 times faster than the local average. Virgin Media says these hyperfast connections, offering top speeds of 1,130Mbps, are perfect for busy households working […]

October 31, 2023

Virgin Media O2 uses helicopter to improve Islay 4G

Jenni Minto, the MSP for Argyll and Bute, and Councillor Liz McCabe, Policy Lead for Islands and Business Development at Argyll and Bute Council, have both welcomed Virgin Media O2’s investment in Argyll and Bute during a visit to the first of six new 4G masts being built on the island of Islay which will […]

October 4, 2023

Free kids’ channels on Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media O2 is giving its TV customers access to its full range of kids’ channels at no extra cost to help keep families entertained throughout October. From now until October 31st, all Virgin TV customers will be given access to additional kids TV channels, which would normally cost £5 per month, including Sky Kids, […]

October 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 to begin switching off 3G in 2025

Virgin Media O2 has announced that it will start to switch off 3G services in 2025 as part of its ongoing network transformation. The compnay says this will enable it to further expand and upgrade its 4G and 5G connectivity, reduce energy consumption and deliver enhanced speeds and reliability for customers. It follows the Government […]

September 7, 2023

nexfibre, Virgin Media O2 acquire altnet Upp

UK fibre builder, nexfibre, in partnership with Virgin Media O2, has reached an agreement with fibre operator, Upp, to acquire the provider. The acquisition will boost the fibre footprint of nexfibre by 175,000 premises in the East of England and ensure investment and network build in the region continues. The all-cash deal sees Virgin Media […]

September 6, 2023

Virgin Media O2 improves network in holiday hotspots

With a busy summer of UK staycations in full swing, Virgin Media O2 has announced a boost to its 4G and 5G mobile network, with a focus on rural areas and holiday hotspots.  The operator has upgraded its network in more than 72,000 ‘destination’ postcodes since May last year with some of the nation’s favourite […]

August 11, 2023

Data: Improved rural connectivity worth £65bn to UK economy

Improved rural connectivity could boost the UK economy by £65.1 billion (€76bn), new economic modelling from economics consultancy the Cebr for multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has found. The report, The Great Rural Revival, addresses four sectors central to the UK’s rural economy – tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and small businesses – and finds connectivity improvements […]

August 1, 2023By Colin Mann