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Virgin Media unveils 50Mbps consumer broadband

Virgin Media is the first ISP in the UK to offer a “super fast” residential broadband service of 50Mbps. Using FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology and then a high-speed copper link to the home, the service is not cheap: it is £51 per month, although this can be reduced to £35 if Virgin Media’s broadband users opt […]

‘Dumb pipe’ fate need not befall mobile operators

As mobile operators seek to drive revenue growth from flat rate, or nearly flat rate, data access packages, one of the main concerns is whether or not they will end up being commodity ISPs – the dreaded “dumb pipes” scenario. But analysts at Ovum this week said that the same fate need not befall the […]

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