Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has efficiently accomplished a broadband innovation trial wherein it achieved multi-gigabit speeds.
In the trial, Virgin Media achieved speeds of 2,200Mbps in Manchester and Southampton—round 40 occasions quicker than common native connections.
Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, stated:
“We make investments greater than £1 billion into our community yearly to ship main connectivity immediately, however our proficient groups by no means cease pushing ahead to make sure we’re able to energy our clients’ connectivity wants for no matter comes subsequent.
Our companies are being relied on and used greater than ever earlier than, and these progressive trials in Manchester and Southampton show how Virgin Media’s current community is match for the longer term with hyperfast, multi-gigabit broadband speeds delivered straight to buyer houses.”
Virgin Media makes use of DOCSIS expertise throughout its community. The newest trial used the corporate’s current cable community with DOCSIS 3.1 expertise.
Multi-gigabit speeds will assist to futureproof towards rising calls for comparable to real-time AR/VR and streaming of boxsets and video video games in 8K and upwards.
The hyperfast speeds of Virgin Media’s newest trial have been verified utilizing instruments from British telecoms regulator Ofcom’s technical companion, SamKnows.
Virgin Media already gives a gigabit broadband service often known as Gig1, which launched in late 2019 and delivers common speeds of 1,130Mbps. The newest trial used the identical Hub 4 router which comes as customary with Gig1.
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