Virgin Media O2 announced plans to upgrade its network of serving 14 million households and businesses to full fibre broadband by the end of 2028.
This comes after came just weeks after BT-owned Openreach unveiled plans to provide full fibre broadband to 551 more towns and cities, as part of a £15 billion mission to reach 25 million premises by the end of 2026.
British cable and mobile provider earlier this year join forces with Liberty Global’s cable network and Telefonica’s O2 mobile network with an aim of dominating the fibre market.
Virgin Media Chief Executive Lutz Schuler said, ‘in 60 days since the formation of Virgin Media O2, we have achieved a lot, but this is just the beginning. With strong foundations for growth in place, we will boost connectivity, provide greater choice and be a challenger the country can count on.’
‘Right now, we have the UK’s leading gigabit network, and this upgrade means we’ll be even stronger for the decades ahead, pursuing new opportunities and putting words into action”, Schuler concluded.