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Virgin – 100Mbps broadband service announced

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Virgin announced the roll out of its 100Mbps broadband services this week after Prime Minister David Cameron effectively leaked the news on Monday.

Existing and potential customers can pre-register for the 100Mbps broadband service, capable of delivering speeds of up to nearly ten times the UK average.

Parts of London, the south east and Yorkshire will be able to take advantage of the speeds from the start of December 2010, with complete rollout expected to be finished by mid 2012.

While some have praised the announcement, rival ISP BT has criticised the pricing of Virgin’s superfast broadband offering, which costs £45 per month as a stand-alone service or £35 when bundled with a phone line.

An affordable, high-speed nationwide broadband network will be essential for businesses if they want to improve their productivity by adopting cloud computing services.

TiVo heading to the UK

Friday, November 27th, 2009

TiVo, the US equivalent of Sky Plus is coming to the UK following a deal with Virgin Media announced on Tuesday.

The news, broken during the American company’s earnings results will see a “long-term, strategic partnership with Virgin Media”, says Tom Rogers, president and CEO of TiVo.

According to the two companies the deal will involve TiVo developing a converged television and interactive interface to power Virgin Media’s next generation, high definition set top boxes.

“TiVo will offer Virgin Media’s nearly four million UK customers TiVo’s advanced television and user interface on both its traditional and DVR set-top boxes”, confirmed Rogers.

Virgin Media currently anticipates its first TiVo co-branded product in 2010.