Two-thirds connected to homes and businesses. Virgin Media O2.‘S fixed line broadband network can now reach gigabytes.
The company has further upgraded 1.7 million properties, providing access to an average download rate of 1.13Gbps – 14 times the national average.
The new gigabyte locations include Blackpool, Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham, Oxford, Swindon as the company continues its campaign to cover its entire footprint of 15.5 million premises by the end of the year.
The company says the speed will help users who rely heavily on their connections for work, education and daily life, and will support bandwidth-rich services such as video streaming, online gaming and video conferencing. ۔
“We’re rapidly expanding our gigabyte broadband network and more than 10 million homes across the UK can now access next-generation speeds,” said Lutz Schiller, CEO of Virgin Media O2.
“Today, as the UK’s largest gigabit provider, committed to connecting our entire network to these speeds by the end of the year, our investment is helping the UK meet its broadband targets and consumers. Is providing a fit for future contact. “
Once this current upgrade is completed, Virgin Media intends to go further as part of O2A. 10 billion, five-year investment.. By 2028, the Virgin Media O2 network will be fully powered by Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) technology that can support 10Gbps ‘sync’ upload and download speeds.
The fact that its network is completely dictated means that fiber installation should be easier and more cost-effective than similar rollouts, and the company could potentially expand its footsteps if given the opportunity. Is considering
Virgin Media O2, which was formed after the merger earlier this year, hopes the rollout will help establish itself as BT’s real challenger in both the wholesale and converged communications markets.