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Virgin Media has carried out evaluation of 4G broadband
Monday 23 January 2012 19:29:25 by Andrew Ferguson

It woould appear that if you had wandered around Oxford Street in London a month ago with a 4G enabled device you might have picked up a signal from Virgin Media doing some testing according to the Financial Times.

The testing does not appear to be a prelude to a massive announcement that Virgin Media the quad-play provider is about to embark on a national 4G programme, but rather an evaluation of what the hardware is capable of rather than the hyperbole of the marketing. Of course if the availability of their own fibre network in areas means they can roll out masts cheaply enough and provide enough speed at the right price we might see the company bid for some spectrum, or enter a partnership with another bidder.

"This wireless solution fits so well with our fibre network which cover most major cities,...

We are interested in working with WiFi as well as licensed spectrum. It provides capacity to where people need it the most."

Kevin Baugham, Director of Wireless at Virgin Media

Another advantage to having some actual experience is that more informed responses can made to the what is hopefully the last consultation in the lengthy process that has been the 4G auctions.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 5 years ago
Go Virgin!
Then when we get our rural fibre laid you can come and put some masts up for us too!
Posted by New_Londoner over 5 years ago
Has the dig started yet? The original B4RN timeline suggested December or January for the work to get underway?
Posted by GMAN99 over 5 years ago
I don't believe its on track, they are having meetings in Jan to get people to sign up to the cabling routes so I can't see any digging this month
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