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Virgin Media O2 successfully trials smart poles

Virgin Media O2 has successfully trialled a new way of improving and expanding mobile services by bringing together its fixed network infrastructure with new smart poles, which could help to boost mobile coverage in local areas across the UK. The trial, delivered in collaboration with shareholder Liberty Global, has seen new smart poles installed beside […]

March 18, 2024

nexfibre confirms 800,000 premises RFS

nexfibre, the next-generation fibre network operator, has published its latest quarterly rollout update – which confirms that it now has more than 800,000 premises passed and ready for service (RFS). This update details the progress nexfibre continues to make in deploying its full-fibre network across the UK and that it is on track to reach […]

February 23, 2024

Telefónica in the red; pay-TV subs rise

Spanish telco Telefónica has reported a 2023 operating a loss of €892 million as a result of a write-off of its UK business (Virgin Media O2) and the cost of its layoff plan in Spain affecting some 3,400 employees.Telefónica suffered its first annual losses since 2002, although the future trend is pssitive. The company reported […]

February 22, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

VMO2, Liberty, Telefónica to create NetCo

Virgin Media O2 together with its shareholders, Liberty Global and Telefónica, have initiated plans to create a national fixed network company (NetCo) that that they say will “underpin full fibre take up and roll out; provide new financing optionality and a platform for potential altnet consolidation opportunities; and establish the biggest dedicated fixed network challenger […]

February 16, 2024

Virgin Media O2 nears 2m Volt customers

Virgin Media O2 has reported that 2023 transaction adjusted revenue increased 5.2 per cent year-on-year to £10.9 billion (€10.1bn) excluding the year-on-year impact of nexfibre construction. Total mobile revenue increased by 0.6 per cent to £5.9 billion as consistent service revenue growth was partially offset by low-margin handset revenue performance which weakened through the year. […]

February 16, 2024

Helipcopter delivers VMO2 masts to Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, the second-largest island in Scotland, has become the 100th site to benefit from improved mobile connectivity after Virgin Media O2 used helicopters to deliver and install new 4G masts to the island. The milestone means Virgin Media O2 has gone further than any other operator to date to deliver new infrastructure as […]

February 13, 2024

Virgin Media O2, Tesco Mobile renew JV

Virgin Media O2 and Tesco, owners of Tesco Mobile, have signed a 10-year renewal of their 50:50 joint venture. Two decades after it was first formed, Tesco Mobile has grown to be the UK’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), with more than 5.5 million customers. The renewal of the joint venture will ensure that […]

January 31, 2024

EE, Three, VMO2 launch 4G on Elizabeth Line

EE, Virgin Media O2 and Three have announced the arrival of 4G on TfL’s Elizabeth line, with four central London stations stretching from the West End to the City now live with 4G services. The Elizabeth line is TfL’s newest train line, having opened in May 2022, and becomes the fourth to receive underground mobile […]

December 20, 2023

Research: 66% fail to download software updates on Xmas gifts

With Christmas Daty approaching, and the cost of entertaining guests set to be more expensive than last year, research from Virgin Media O2 reveals that more than half (53 per cent) of Gen Z would expect friends and family to contribute towards celebrations for the big day. Whilst Gen Z top the list of those […]

December 19, 2023

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