Posts Tagged ‘Fibre’

Virgin Media Business: We want to be more disruptive than a wasp at a picnic

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Bullish Virgin Media Business is betting big on the channel as it looks to grow its current two per cent share of the broadband market.

Speaking at the Synaxon National Conference in Nottingham, Andrew Wilson, head of indirect partners at Virgin Media Business said the firm has made a £3bn investment in broadband provision under its Project Lightening scheme and plans to ‘invest heavily’ in the channel.

“We have never offered broadband through the channel before and this is a massive opportunity, a £92bn potential market,” he said. “We only have two per cent market share in the broadband space but we have the capability and we are looking for partners to embrace that opportunity. We want to be disruptive, we will be more disruptive than a wasp at a picnic.”

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Average UK broadband speed: 12Mbps

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Superfast is really kicking in

Superfast fibre is finally starting to dig its heels in and have a real impact on the average UK broadband connection speed, according to the latest figures from Ofcom.

Ofcom reckons that the average UK broadband user – as of November 2012 – gets a healthy 12Mbps down their data pipe. Of course, the overall picture is still quite a case of haves and have-nots, and indeed it’s polarising even more as BT and Virgin Media’s super-fast rollouts continue across the UK (but not, naturally, in more remote areas).

The overall average is up considerably from the previous November, when it stood at 7.6Mbps. Indeed, it’s not far off double that amount.

Read the Full Article by Darren Allan

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