Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre

The latest combined Q2 2021 results from broadband ISP, TV and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 has, among other things, revealed that they plan to completely upgrade their existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFX) network – some 14.3 million premises – with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tech by the end of 2028.

Until now VMO2’s fixed line network has been largely dominated by their existing HFC (cable) technology, which thanks to the latest DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade is capable of gigabit broadband download speeds, although upload performance remains poor and over the longer-term HFC may become less competitive.

Source: Virgin Media O2 to Upgrade Existing UK Network with Full Fibre