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Virgin Media Tests Symmetrical 8 Giga Transmission

The BBC reports that UK’s telecom service provider, Virgin Media had conducted trials to verify feasibility of offering 8 Gbps symmetrical speeds at eight homes. The trial was conducted in the village of Papworth, Cambridgeshire. The provider hopes to extend this speeds to 50 more over time. Virgin Media used EPON technology (Ethernet PON) to transmit 8 Gbps downstream and…

Virgin Media Plans for 1 Million FTTH Connections by 2020

UK based Virgin Media revealed its plan to deploy high-speed broadband through fiber to the home networks to one million subscribers by 2020. The broadband service provider will connect at least 25 percent of the residential and business units that have already been covered by its fiber optic networks. Virgin Media is currently undertaking a £3 billion Project to fiber…