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Virgin Media O2 selects Ericsson for 5G Standalone deployment

Ericsson said it has been selected by U.K. carrier Virgin Media O2 provide the core kit for its Standalone (SA) 5G network, with the infrastructure expected to support a range of advanced applications including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other immersive media...

Virgin Media O2 officially launches in the UK

The merger between UK operators Virgin Media and O2 has officially been completed, following recent regulatory approvals in the country. The new Virgin Media O2 is one of the U.K.’s largest operators with 47 million connections including broadband, mobile, TV and fixed lines. The new business...

Liberty Global, Telefonica agree to merge UK operations

  Liberty Global and Telefonica have reached an agreement to merge their U.K. operations in a 50-50 joint venture. This move brings together the country's largest mobile operator, O2, with cable operator Virgin Media and its MVNO Virgin Mobile. The combined subscriber base of the two companies,...

Virgin Media to launch 5G in the UK via future MVNO deal with Vodafone

  U.K. company Virgin Media has signed a five-year deal with Vodafone UK to provide mobile services,  including 5G, to more than three million mobile customers, the former said in a release. Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise, which has been in place since...

BT, Virgin Media ink new MVNO agreement in the UK

The new deal is set to extend the MVNO operation until 2021. British Telecommunications and Virgin Media signed a new five-year mobile virtual network operator agreement that will see BT Group's EE mobile unit provide wholesale mobile network services to Virgin Media, a subsidiary...

Scotland to benefit from Virgin Media’s investments in fiber

Some 238,000 homes and businesses will be connected to fiber U.K. broadband provider Virgin Media announced an investment program to deploy fiber-to the-premise in Scotland. Under the program, Virgin Media committed to connect at least two-thirds of the 360,000 additional homes and businesses being added to...

Virgin Media strengthens Wi-Fi business with acquisition

Virgin Media recently completed the acquisition of Arquiva’s Wi-Fi business U.K. firm Virgin Media has reached an agreement to acquire infrastructure provider Arqiva's Wi-Fi business. Arqiva Wi-Fi operates more than 31,000 access points across 6,500 locations across the United Kingdom, including banks, restaurants and hotels. Under the...

UK town deploys public Wi-Fi underground

A big challenge to deploying telecom infrastructure is access to fiber optic cabling – sometimes cables just aren't available where infrastructure needs to be in order to provide end users the value to justify the capital expenditure. The United Kingdom town of Chesham took a novel approach...

BT CEO commits to minimum broadband speed

Plans to beat government goal of extending fiber to 96% of population While 90% of UK residents already have access to fiber-based broadband Internet service, BT CEO Gavin Patterson this week laid out plans to continue pushing for what he called "Britain's digital future." Speaking at...

Virgin Media plans Wi-Fi network for UK

Network will be based on existing customers’ hot spots Following in the steps of other service providers bolstering public networks by piggybacking on private hot spots, Virgin Media this week announced it’s planning a free, public Wi-Fi deployment in the United Kingdom using its Super...

HetNet: Virgin Media expanding U.K. network

Investing $4.6B to hook up 4 million new sites to superfast broadband Dubbed Project Lightning, Virgin Media has announced plans to spend more than $4.6 billion to bring 152 Mbps broadband Internet to some 4 million homes and businesses in the U.K. Virgin touts its data...

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