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Old 29-07-2021, 11:15   #1
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Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Well this is good news - can't yet see any press release for it though.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...ull-fibre.html

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The latest combined Q2 2021 results from broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 has, among other things, revealed that they plan to completely upgrade their existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFX) network – some 14.3 million premises – with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2028.
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Old 29-07-2021, 11:41   #2
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Here it is Ben.

https://news.virginmediao2.co.uk/vir...-upgrade-plan/
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Old 29-07-2021, 13:01   #3
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Is this the reason VirginO2 have been upgrading underground chambers in our area or Excavate footway to repair chamber- NSC07155
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Makes sense in many ways, and nice to see a company choosing to invest the extra £40 per premesis to upgrade to FTTP, rather than going for the cheaper option of Docsis 4.

Presumably if they hadn't gone down this route, there would eventually have been product/speed differentiation between the HFC network and the expanding Lightening FTTP footprint.

Good to see more talk of possible wholesale again too. As someone who can't get an Openreach connection, I'd welcome some competition for my custom!
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Do we think the 3.1 rollout will continue, or will this replace that too?..
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

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Do we think the 3.1 rollout will continue, or will this replace that too?..
The company will continue to maintain and develop its cable network during the upgrade period, which includes meeting its 2021 gigabit targets and utilising the network’s multigigabit capability to deliver speeds above 2Gbps in future.

By the end of this year, Virgin Media O2 will deliver speeds of 1.1Gbps across its entire network, meeting the Government’s stated broadband targets four years ahead of schedule.

https://news.virginmediao2.co.uk/vir...-upgrade-plan/
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The company will continue to maintain and develop its cable network during the upgrade period, which includes meeting its 2021 gigabit targets and utilising the network’s multigigabit capability to deliver speeds above 2Gbps in future.

By the end of this year, Virgin Media O2 will deliver speeds of 1.1Gbps across its entire network, meeting the Government’s stated broadband targets four years ahead of schedule.

https://news.virginmediao2.co.uk/vir...-upgrade-plan/
Ah I misread that part!
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Ummm, Virgin Media O2 - Is that an actual thing ?

I guess Ive not been paying attention lately ......
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

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Ummm, Virgin Media O2 - Is that an actual thing ?

I guess Ive not been paying attention lately ......
https://www.virginmedia.com/news/virgin-media-o2
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Remember, you heard it here first 3 months ago.

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...2&postcount=19


From what I‘ve seen, they are hoping to use as much existing infrastructure as possible (duct, chambers & cabinets) and as they are overbuilding that means all the existing cables will stay in-situ, I don’t know how they sold it to the shareholders but the network is stuffed full in many many locations and cabinets are also full or falling apart. This will take a lot of extra work.
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Noice. Will allow them to advertise directly to gamers again

Though with them dual-running both networks, it's going to be another case of new customers get a better deal and better network, isn't it?
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

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Remember, you heard it here first 3 months ago.

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...2&postcount=19
I remember reading about them planning the merge (back in May).
I wasnt aware it had happened, been busy with life in general, and becoming a grandparent.

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Still - while 1.1Gbps would be nice, its much better upload Im really after - hopefully FTTP will help on that.
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Does this mean the hardware will change eventually from the SuperHub or will it always be locked down?
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Does this mean the hardware will change eventually from the SuperHub or will it always be locked down?
Yes but that’s a very very long time away

Probably a ONT when there ready to move
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Re: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

Using O2 now . Was with Vodafone which was rubbish .so much better with O2 still find Virgin hotspots a waste of time. No surprise there.also got new phone for about £80 less than buying via virgin . Good old AO
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