Virgin completes 50Mb broadband rollout

Virgin Media has announced the completion of its next-generation broadband rollout.

Having upgraded the network over the last 18 months using DOCSIS 3.0 technology, Virgin said it has become the first company to offer speeds of up to 50Mb to over 12 million homes across the UK.

Virgin will now start a new pilot to trial a range of upload speeds of up to 10Mb. In addition to trialling the technical capabilities of the DOCSIS 3.0 network, the pilot will explore the demand for higher upstream speeds on services such as video conferencing, multiplayer gaming and home working.

Jon James, Executive Director of Broadband at Virgin Media, said, "As the first company to bring broadband to the UK ten years ago, the completion of our next-generation network marks another pioneering moment for internet access in the UK. We are delighted with the performance and reliability of our 50Mb service, and with the customer feedback. Now the roll-out is days from being complete, we're ready to take 50Mb to the next stage of development and reinforce our leading position in the broadband market."

Virgin is currently piloting the real-world deployment of 200Mb speeds in Ashford, Kent.

DTG Staff  |  15.07.2009

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