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VMO2 nears gigabit milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 says it is close to completing its national gigabit rollout programme with more than 90 per cent of homes across its network now able to access its hyperfast gigabit broadband. As part of its latest gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network with 1.6 million extra homes […]

November 9, 2021By Colin Mann

Virgin Media launches WiFi 6 broadband router

Virgin Media has launched its new Hub 5, powered by WiFi 6 technology, which will deliver faster speeds to connected devices throughout the home. The next-generation Hub works alongside Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband network to deliver peak WiFi performance, thanks to WiFi 6. This latest future-proof WiFi standard, which will work with Virgin Media’s existing […]

October 21, 2021

Samsung, VMO2 plan 4G, 5G trials

Samsung Electronics is to conduct 4G and 5G trials with UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 to verify the capability and performance of Samsung’s 4G and 5G network solutions in Virgin Media O2’s commercial network. The trial will also assess the interoperability between Samsung’s latest solutions and Virgin Media O2’s 2G and 3G legacy networks. […]

October 20, 2021By Colin Mann

VMO2 launches converged Volt package

Virgin Media O2, the multiplay telco formed by the £31 billion merger of UK broadband cabler Virgin Media and cellco O2, has launched its first joint product, Volt, which it says gives customers the best of both brands, with even greater value. It says that Virgin Media and O2 customers can now supercharge their services […]

October 18, 2021By Colin Mann

Virgin Media O2 amps up network capacity at UK events

Ahead of the August bank holiday, Virgin Media O2 has detailed the network coverage enhancements it has provided for sport and music fans at 17 events so far this summer – with another 14 to come. Virgin Media O2 has been working behind the scenes at locations including Silverstone and Reading and Leeds festival, installing […]

August 27, 2021

VMO2 hits gigabit network milestone

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, meaning that more than half of its footprint can now access hyperfast broadband speeds. As part of the gigabit switch-on, Virgin Media O2 has upgraded its network in locations across the UK, with residents in towns and cities such as […]

August 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: UK house-hunters value connectivity

Research from UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has revealed that the majority (70 per cent) of house-hunters would be prepared to walk away from their preferred home, or not make an offer at all, if its mobile connectivity isn’t up to scratch. Good broadband connectivity is also crucial, with 35 per cent of Brits […]

July 23, 2021

Exec: ‘Virgin Media O2 becoming SVoD aggregator’

David Bouchier, Chief TV & Entertainment Officer at UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2, has suggested the service is still working with the same content providers, but whereas previously it was an aggregator of pay-TV channels, it was becoming an aggregator of SVoD apps. Speaking on a panel session – International Content Summit – Strategies […]

June 9, 2021By Colin Mann