Virgin Media drops gigabit price to £51 per month

Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband service, Gig1, is now available at its lowest ever price. With average download speeds of 1,130Mbps, Gig1 is - claims Virgin Media - the fastest available from a major broadband provider in the UK offering speeds up 22 times faster than the national average. Virgin Media recently completed its rollout of…

Infinera trials 400Gbps fibre-optic connectivity with Virgin Media

  US-based network connectivity company Infinera has partnered with Virgin Media to trial new technology which could provide multi-gigabit speeds to consumer homes and businesses. The trial, delivered on the operator’s network in Reading, UK, saw Virgin Media install prototype Infinera XR optics technology in its network. The new equipment plugs into the existing network…

Universal gigabit broadband ‘will boost UK economy’

New research released today by the Internet Association highlights the huge benefits on offer to the economy and society if every home receives universal gigabit broadband by 2025. Following the 2019 General Election, where the Conservative manifesto committed to delivering “gigabit-capable broadband” nationwide by 2025, this new research shows the impact the policy would have…

Can I get 5G? Vodafone announces trials in seven cities including London, Birmingham

Vodafone UK has unveiled seven cities that will become 5G test areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year. It includes customers in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. They form part of the company's investment in building a world-class network infrastructure to support Gigabit UK, a nation where people will enjoy…

Koreans to get ultra-fast broadband – 1Gb/s by 2012


In contrast to our Government’s pledge for 2Mb/s broadband for all by 2012, South Korea’s government is promising 1Gb/s! At present, they’ve got 100Mb/s pipes, and as a result their digital culture is more advanced that almost any other nation on the planet.

As well as a wired speed increase, their wireless broadband will be going up to 10Mbps, using Korea’s own WiBro standard. The whole plan will cost the country $24.6bn (£17bn) and generate 120,000 jobs. Now if they can do it, why can’t we?

(via GigaOM)

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