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BritBox UK launches on Virgin TV

BritBox UK and Virgin Media O2 have announced that Virgin TV customers can now access the BritBox app directly through their latest set top boxes. Virgin TV homes will now be able to access the best of British entertainment including the likes of Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, Vera, Only Fools and Horses and Love Island. BritBox […]

March 17, 2022

Ofcom: Millions missing out on broadband savings

Millions of families under pressure from the rising cost of living could each save £144 (€172) on their annual broadband bills, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found. Special discounted broadband packages – sometimes known as ‘social tariffs’ – are available to an estimated 4.2 million households in receipt of Universal Credit. But only 55,000 homes […]

February 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Virgin Media O2 gives Londoners a 5G boost

Virgin Media O2 has announced the impact of major upgrades and expansion to its mobile and fixed networks in London and across the UK. Its 5G network in the capital has extended to reach 64 per cent of the population, with the expanded footprint coming thanks to recently deployed low band 5G spectrum which enables […]

February 15, 2022

5G VISTA trial success

A project using 5G broadcast technology to supercharge the way fans interact with live sport has been piloted at an English football league match. The group behind 5G VISTA – a government-backed consortium using 5G technologies to deepen audience engagement, broaden content for fans and create valuable new commercial opportunities – completed a successful trial […]

February 14, 2022By Colin Mann

VMO2 eyes fibre JV

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is planning to launch a fibre network construction joint venture led by owners Liberty Global and Telefónica, according to reports. Such an operation would seek to rival BT’s Openreach digital infrastructure arm. The new company is seeking a substantial sum from third-party investors, with one source suggesting the […]

January 31, 2022By Colin Mann

MPs doubt UK Gb rollout

A report from the cross-party Public Accounts Committee of the UK’s House of Commons says it is not convinced the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will meet even its downgraded targets for the increasingly critical rollout of super-fast, gigabit broadband, and is relying too heavily on commercial contractors for the progress that […]

January 19, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: How Brits connected in a year of change

Analysis released by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 reveals the impact of a tumultuous year of highs and lows on the nation’s connectivity habits across mobile, broadband and TV networks. In a year that saw a third national lockdown, a summer of freedom and then the emergence of omicron and new restrictions, as well […]

December 22, 2021

Ofcom: Full fibre reaches 8m UK homes

Full-fibre broadband is now available to more than 8 million UK homes, as rollout accelerates, according to regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report on the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK. It reveals that the rollout of future-proof, full-fibre technology is accelerating at its fastest ever rate. More than 8 million homes […]

December 16, 2021By Colin Mann

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

ITV, Virgin Media O2 long term commercial partnership

ITV and Virgin Media O2 have signed a new long term multi-year agreement that delivers deeper integration of ITV programming, support for IPTV, enhanced advertising capabilities and continued access to ITV’s range of channels and on-demand services for Virgin TV customers. The new agreement, which lasts over five years and signals a new commercial relationship […]

November 10, 2021