VMO2 completes UK-wide gigabit upgrade

Virgin Media O2 has announced the completion of its nationwide gigabit upgrade to achieve 1130Mbps download and 52Mbps upload speeds across 15.5 million properties in the UK.

The “milestone” move, which VMO2 chief executive Lutz Schuler claimed was achieved “four years ahead of schedule”, means the group’s download speeds are 22 times faster than the country’s national average of 50.4Mbps according to regulator Ofcom.

VM02, which became the UK’s largest telecoms provider following a £31 billion merger in June, claimed it has helped increase the UK’s average broadband speed by 50% since September 2019 when it first rolled out its gigabit service.

Schuler said: “Just two years ago we set out to spearhead the UK’s gigabit revolution and today we’ve delivered. Our investment to bring gigabit broadband to every home on our network has catapulted the UK’s digital infrastructure forward by a decade and forced others to up their game.

“Having reached this major milestone in just two years, we’re doubling down on our mission to upgrade the UK by continuing to innovate and invest in our network to support the technologies of tomorrow – there’s no slowing down at Virgin Media O2.”

Register now to continue reading

Thank you for visiting Land Mobile, register now for free and unlimited access to our industry-leading content. 

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to all Land Mobile content

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox