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Virgin's small-cell networks to improve 4G coverage in the UK's biggest cities

The UK government has been pretty vocal about carriers needing to improve network coverage in rural areas, but that's not to say everything's hunky-dory in some of the UK's biggest cities. That's why Virgin Media Business -- the part of Branson's emp...

UK government wants to bring 3G and 4G coverage to London Tubes

In the future, you might be able to tweet, read your emails and stream music on the London Underground without using Virgin Media's WiFi service. As part of new proposals to boost the capital's economy, the UK government has revealed its desire to br...

Virgin Media to spend £3bn on connecting 4 million UK homes to 152Mbps broadband

Virgin Media will spend around £3 billion on increasing the footprint of its broadband network in the UK and increasing the overall speeds for users. Announced today, the plan will see Virgin’s 152Mbps service extended to areas not within...Show More Summary

Virgin Media spending £3 billion on 'superfast' broadband in UK

LONDON — The UK has some of the slowest broadband speeds in Europe. It means Virgin Media's announcement Friday to invest heavily in the broadband infrastructure will be welcomed by anyone who has struggled to download a file or stream...Show More Summary

Virgin Media promises £3 billion to bring fibre to another four million homes

A lot of us can enjoy the increased speeds available with fibre-optic broadband, but there are quite a lot of people who are not so lucky. In the near future those people will be able to turn to Virgin Media for help, because it’s promised £3 billion to extend its fibre coverage. Show More Summary

Virgin Media's investing £3 billion to bring broadband to 4 million more homes

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

While Virgin Media has consistently beat BT's broadband speeds, the cable supplier's growth has been hampered by availability. BT's copper and fibre networks blanket most of the UK, whereas Virgin Media's coverage remains limited to specific towns an...

Virgin Media Saves Voicemail A Widower Thought He’d Lost Forever: See The Moving Video

Virgin Media was recently doing “technical work” that resulted in a very heartbreaking moment for one pensioner in the U.K., according to a report from the BBC. Stan Beaton, 68, had lost his wife Ruby in 2003 after many years of marriage. Show More Summary

Virgin Media fails to stop the Premier League's next TV rights auction

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Virgin Media really doesn't like the way Premier League TV rights are auctioned in the UK. It's already filed a complaint with Ofcom, which argued that the skyrocketing bids from Sky and BT, coupled with the low number of televised fixtures, is havin...

Virgin Media now offers all Sky Sports channels in HD

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you have Virgin TV hooked up in your home and you're equally obsessed with sport and pixels, you might find a couple of surprises the next time you reach for the remote. To celebrate the New Year, Virgin has just added Sky News HD and Sky Sports N...

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Earlier this year we saw a Netflix and Fitbit hack that pauses the video when the viewer falls asleep. Virgin Media’s KipstR wristband is a very similar device, but it works with TiVo instead of Netflix.…

Science Has Figured Out How To Pause The TV When You Fall Asleep

We finally have the technology to make our televisions pause when we fall asleep while watching television. Virgin Media is bringing us this amazing advancement in TV binging technology. Click To Continue Reading

Virgin Media’s new wearable controls your TV if you fall asleep

It’s likely that there have been many occasions where you’ve drifted off while watching TV, missing parts of your favourite programme in the process. Thankfully this new wearable from Virgin Media means that’s no longer going to be a problem. Show More Summary

Netflix is now much better on Virgin Media TiVo boxes

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It's been more than a year since Netflix first came to Virgin Media TiVo boxes, and in that time the experience has remained largely the same. However, with Christmas fast approaching, the quad-play provider has finally decided to take some action. I...

Virgin Media customers can finally access Sky Movies on Android

iOS-toting Virgin Media customers have had access to Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps since earlier this year, and now it’s getting slightly fairer for everyone else because Android users getting access to one of those apps. There is a catch, of course. Show More Summary

Virgin Media subscribers can now get Sky Movies on Android

Virgin Media customers have had access to Sky Movies and Sky Sports on iOS devices since the summer but the Android fans among them were left out.  That’s changed today for movie lovers at least. The latest Sky Movies Android app update has unlocked access for eligible Virgin Media subscribers. Show More Summary

Virgin Media customers can now access the Sky Movies Android app

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

While Virgin Media customers have been able to access Sky Movies and Sky Sports on their iPhone or iPad for over three months now, Android users have been left twiddling their thumbs. Luckily, that wait is now over, for film fans at least, after a ne...

Virgin Mobile customers get free access to thousands more UK WiFi hotspots

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Since Virgin Media and Sky extended their partnership for another five years, cable subscribers have been able to enjoy additional perks, like being able to use Sky's sport and movie apps. From today, some Virgin customers will gain an additional...

150 London Underground station now offer Wi-Fi

Over the past two years Virgin Media has been rolling out Wi-Fi across London Underground stations that is free for mobile customers on Virgin, O2, Vodafone, Three, and EE. Now the rollout has hit a pretty big milestone, because 150 stations have glorious internet connectivity. Show More Summary

London's Tube is now home to 150 WiFi-connected stations

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

While full mobile service on the Underground may still be a pipe dream, Virgin Media has helped connect travellers by serving London's Tube stations with glorious free WiFi. The company has steadily brought more locations online since it launched the...

Sky could be preparing to launch an MVNO on Vodafone's network

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

When BT finally gets round to launching its own-brand mobile network running on EE's 4G infrastructure, it'll join Virgin Media and TalkTalk as a provider of all four main telecoms services: TV, internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile. This would...

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