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Report: Competition vital for UK digital transformation

The benefits of competition in the UK’s broadband sector have been starkly illustrated by the latest annual review from INCA (Independent Networks Co-operative Association) – a co-operative trade association for next generation broadband services. Private investment continued to flow into the independent network sector over the past year despite the challenging economic conditions and increasing […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Ex-VMO2 COO Dodds joins Formula E

Jeff Dodds, whose departure as COO at UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 was announced earlier in May 2023, has been named as CEO of all-electric single seater race series Formula E. Dodds replaces Jamie Reigle, who, over the last four years, has led Formula E in partnership with Founder and Chairman, Alejandro Agag, and […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann

VMO2’s Shared Rural Network connectivity boost

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has delivered 4G connectivity across 50 sites as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme, providing residents, businesses and visitors in rural communities with faster and more reliable mobile coverage than ever before. The SRN is a £1 billion (€1.15bn) joint initiative between mobile network operators and the […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Liberty Global posts Q1 loss

Liberty Global earnings were negative in Q1, posting a loss of $713.5 million (€650.3m) from continuing operations. Adjusted EBITDA was down by 6 per cent to $624.5 million. The company says it suffered from was a combination of subscriber losses and rising energy and labour costs in the quarter. Meanwhile, Liberty revealed it plans to […]

May 10, 2023

VMO2 reveals leadership changes

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has announced two changes to its Executive Committee as the company dials up its customer-first focus, accelerates its digital transformation strategy and doubles down on key growth initiatives to drive long-term commercial momentum. Ulrik Bengtsson, the former Chief Executive of William Hill, has joined the company as Chief Operating […]

May 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: 98% Brits rely on broadband every day

More Brits (50 per cent) admit that a reliable broadband connection is important to them than those who said going out for a meal (31 per cent), taking their partner on a date (28 per cent) or having access to streaming subscriptions (26 per cent) according to a survey by Virgin Media O2. The research […]

April 25, 2023

Study: Millions of Brits overcharged for mobile handset

A study by Strand Partners on behalf of Virgin Media O2 has revealed that millions of Brits are paying for mobile phones they already own because they don’t fully understand their bills. More than 9 in 10 (93 per cent) Brits are unaware they could be charged for mobile phones they’ve already paid for through […]

April 17, 2023

VM02 mulls CityFibre bid

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is reported to be considering a £3 billion (€3.4bn) takeover bid for full fibre altnet CityFibre. Mike Fries, chief executive of VMO2 parent company Liberty Global, is said to have held initial talks with Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer at CityFibre. By 2025 CityFibre’s rollout is set to […]

March 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: UK ISP market remains challenging

The past two quarters marked a definite slowdown within the fixed line sector as Covid pandemic gains firmly abated along with the cost of living crisis seeing a shift from fixed services to mobile broadband only, reports Point Topic. Despite the sector’s healthier uptake in numbers across the board, with around 85,000 net broadband additions […]

March 8, 2023

Virgin Media O2 adds Sky Kids HD

Virgin Media is adding Sky Kids HD to its Kids TV bundle, offering customers hours of ad-free entertainment at no extra cost. In addition to the channel launch, customers will also gain access to On Demand Sky Kids content. As part of this update, new and existing customers who subscribe to Virgin Media’s Kids Pick […]

March 3, 2023By Nik Roseveare