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Virgin Media raises the broadband over-promising bar

While the race to the bottom has the potential to cripple profits margins, the race to the top has the potential to cripple brand credibility, as telcos continue to outgun each other with broadband speeds.

Virgin Media has a good quarter… we think…

Virgin Media’s parent company has released its financial earnings for the last quarter apparently showing a healthy performance adding an additional 45,000 customers.

Arqiva loses its wifi virginity

UK mutliplay telco Virgin Media is hoping to steal a march on bitter rival BT by grabbing Arqiva’s 31,000 UK wifi access points for its business arm.

Virgin Media makes UK FTTP pledge

UK telco Virgin Media has promised to roll out fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) to at least a million homes and businesses as part of its £3 billion Project Lightning investment.

Virgin Media announces Vivid 200Mbps broadband

Virgin Media today launched its Vivid 200Mbps broadband service with an offer to upgrade existing customers free. The Vivid brand will cover all its ‘ultrafast’ broadband services, including its 100Mbps offering.

Five UK operators agree to cap bills for stolen mobiles

EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have entered into a voluntary agreement to cap bills at £100 for stolen or missing mobile phones, provided a report has been made to the network provider and police within 24 hours of losing the device.

Almost one in three UK broadband connections superfast – Ofcom

According to research by Ofcom, almost one in three (32%) broadband connections in the UK are superfast, up from approximately one in four in November 2013. The regulator said increasing take-up of superfast, 30Mbps or above, cable and fibre services has increased the country’s average broadband speed by a fifth in the last six months to 22.8Mbps.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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