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VMO2: Largest ever data use year

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has shed light on the eyewatering amount of network data, voice traffic and TV usage it has handled over the past year, as it celebrates its first birthday since the two companies came together in the UK’s largest ever telecoms merger. Across the entire Virgin Media O2 fixed and […]

June 2, 2022

Virgin Media O2 “showing solid foundations” in Q1

Virgin Media O2 has published its Q1 results revealing adjusted revenue of £2.5 billion (€2.9bn) was broadly flat YoY, an improvement compared to the YoY revenue declines in Q1 2021 and Q4 2021. This performance was supported by increased growth in Mobile revenue which was up 0.9 per cent to £1.3 billion, including a 4.9 […]

May 11, 2022

Virgin Mobile to quit South Africa

Virgin Mobile, having been present in South Africa for 15 years, is to close its service on November 1st. The cellular operator went into South Africa’s version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction (Voluntary Business Rescue) in November 2020. Virgin Mobile now says that there have been major shifts in South Africa’s cellular operations. “In recent […]

September 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virgin, O2 merger given green light

Following a provisional clearance in April 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is now allowing the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to go ahead. Both Virgin and O2 sell wholesale services to a number of mobile operators in the UK. Virgin supplies wholesale leased lines to mobile operators […]

May 20, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: 7.1m Brits missing out on free broadband

Comparison site Compare Fibre reports that 57.4 per cent of lower-income households in the UK (some 7.1 million people) have not taken up, and are unaware of the help on offer to assist with maintaining connectivity under the lockdown. This includes: Free Wi-Fi vouchers to 5 million hotspots are available through the BT website. You […]

February 1, 2021

Virgin Media reveals record-breaking 2020

As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how the year’s events have accelerated broadband usage, shifted TV habits and reconnected loved ones. In 2020, the nation consumed a record-breaking amount of data, tuned into more TV, and spent longer on the phone, based on new analysis of […]

December 17, 2020

CMA seeks review of Virgin, O2 merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made a request to the European Commission to refer the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to the CMA for investigation. Liberty Global plc (Liberty) owns Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile in the UK, and Telefónica S.A. (Telefónica) owns O2. Liberty and Telefónica […]

October 8, 2020By Colin Mann