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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 […]

UK users get cheaper mobile broadband

UK service providers have started a price war over mobile broadband, after one carrier claimed that 10 per cent of users are mis-sold packages. On Friday, Telefonica’s UK operation, O2 UK, announced that research it had carried out revealed that one in ten mobile broadband users feel they were mis-sold on what it offered. The […]

Virgin Media intros mobile broadband

UK-based cable carrier Virgin Media showed how convergence is done on Wednesday as it unveiled its first ever Mobile Broadband offer. The new service adds another string to Virgin’s bow, which already includes cable broadband, fixed line telephony, IPTV, and mobile services via the Virgin Mobile MVNO. Mobile Broadband from Virgin Media is available on […]

Virgin adds to iPhone competition down under

Virtual network operator Virgin Mobile added to the already intense competition between iPhone sellers in the Australian market on Friday, bringing out the Apple device with its own tariffs. This looks to make Virgin the first MVNO to offer the iPhone and takes the number of providers offering the device in Oz up to four, […]

Virgin Media stems subscriber losses

UK quad play operator Virgin Media was upbeat on Wednesday after releasing a financial report that showed it had reigned in customer departures following its public spat with Sky over content rights. Virgin recorded a return to customer growth during the third quarter, reporting 13,000 net additions to its cable network as churn reduced slightly […]

Virgin extends acquisition talks

UK quad play provider, Virgin Media, said Tuesday that it has indefinitely extended the process which may result in the firm being sold off. Virgin revealed last month that it had received an acquisition proposal and that it would consider the offer as a part of its review of strategic alternatives. The unnamed party has […]

Virgin ready to buy Pipex – reports

Virgin Media is poised to buy British broadband provider, Pipex Communications, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday – without citing sources – that the investment bank, UBS which is advising Pipex, is seeking first-round bids for the company by Friday. The paper reported that British incumbent BT, is also interested in the firm. […]

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