Posts Tagged ‘Virgin Media’

Experts Cast Doubt Over UK Consumer Group’s IP Address Shortage Claims

Broadband's Impact, International July 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – A British consumer group claimed Monday that nearly four out of ten of the nation’s 20.9 million broadband users worry about increasingly limited Internet access, though experts in the field called into question the findings, pointing to the impending implementation of the next generation of Internet Protocol addresses.

With the world population set to approach 7 billion people this year, according to the United Nations, there is concern that the world is running out of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are unique online identifiers that act like phone numbers for individual computers.

Virgin Media Plays the Numbers Game in U.K. Broadband Market

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International November 1st, 2010

LONDON, November 1, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s first widely available 100 megabits per second fiber-to-the-home broadband service will be launched in December by the country’s dominant cable television operator Virgin Media, leading to a war of words with arch rival BT, the country’s former incumbent telecommunications carrier.

U.K. Government Raids BBC Money to Finance Rural Super-Fast Broadband

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, Fiber, International October 25th, 2010

LONDON, October 25, 2010 – The U.K. government has decided to tap into the BBC’s income to help pay the estimated $1.35 billion cost of deploying super fast broadband to some rural parts of the country over the next seven years.

BBC Paints a Pretty Canvas, but Will People Buy It?

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International July 9th, 2010

LONDON, July 9, 2010 – Project Canvas, a bold attempt to make the Internet a major medium for TV distribution, is gathering steam in the United Kingdom, led by terrestrial broadcasters BBC and ITV, along with major telecommunication companies including the largest national carrier BT. The service, which will be launched under a new brand, possibly “YouView,” in early 2011, will allow U.K. consumers to watch broadcast programs including BBC channels as well as its iPlayer catch-up service, from their televisions via the Internet.

Virgin Media to Offer Super High Speed Connections

International July 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2010 – Virgin Media, one of the United Kingdom’s top internet service providers, will soon offer 400 mbps downstream connections. Currently, its network has a maximum speed of 50 mbps down, but with impending upgrades the firm is planning to push the limits of DOCSIS3.

Broadband Escapes Europe’s Spending Ax

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless May 27th, 2010

LONDON, May 27, 2010 – A new era of austerity may be dawning in Europe in the wake of the Greek debt crisis and its cascading effect on other countries in the region, but broadband is set to escape the swinging spending cuts afflicting other sectors.

Small European ISPs Struggle as Large Firms Expand Infrastructure

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International May 11th, 2010

LONDON, May 11, 2010 – Bandwidth capping has been a contentious issue for internet service providers, but lifting the limits has also proved controversial in the United Kingdom, where it is allowing big operators to flex their network muscles.

U.K. Cable Firm Tests Broadband Via Telephone Poles

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, National Broadband Plan March 12th, 2010

LONDON, March 12, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s largest cable operator, Virgin Media, has started a six-month trial of broadband services delivered by fiber attached to overhead telegraph poles installed almost a century ago, following relaxation of government rules.

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