We’re in an era of unprecedented demand for connectivity – with new technologies like virtual reality, 8K streaming, and cloud gaming all requiring faster speeds and greater capacity.
broadband data use increases tenfold every seven years, we’re proud to have
worked with CommScope to launch Gig1, the
United Kingdom’s (UK) fastest gigabit home broadband service.
part of our plan to make Gigabit speeds available to nearly 15 million homes across
the UK by the end of 2021, Gig1 is now available to customers in Manchester and
power these gigabit speeds, Virgin Media UK is rolling out next-generation
broadband technology, known as DOCSIS
3.1, across its entire cable network - which will bring faster, more
reliable broadband speeds to all our customers’ homes.
enable such speeds and smart capacity management, we’re using CommScope’s
DOCSIS 3.1 system, underpinned by its E6000 vCore fully virtualized converged
cable access platform (CCAP). This means we can deliver the high speeds our
customers require, with intelligent software-driven orchestration to manage
capacity and connectivity, as well as providing best-in-class analytics on
than 20 times faster than the UK’s average broadband speed, Gig1 is helping
deliver the UK’s gigabit connectivity goals without the need to dig up roads to
install new cables.
the backing of our parent company Liberty Global, we’ve invested billions of
pounds to expand our network and provide speed upgrades unmatched by other
major providers, all while broadband usage has increased by almost 40
percent in the last year.
with CommScope enables the high-performance basis for hyperfast broadband in
our cable network – something we’re excited to switch on in towns and cities
across the country over the next two years.
(Note: The above has been submitted as a guest
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Mobile and Connectivity at
Media UK. Opinions and comments
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