Virgin Media hikes upload speed to broadband users

Virgin Media O2 announced that Internet customers, who take M500 or Gig1 broadband packages, will receive upload speeds of 52Mpbs and 104Mbps at no extra cost – six times faster than the UK’s average upload speed.
Virgin Media and O2Broadband customers will be able to download the Virgin Media Connect app to check their new upload speeds.

This free of charge uplift follows Virgin Media O2 boosting speeds for all M100 and M200 customers at no extra cost at the end of 2022.

The investment in broadband network has assisted Virgin Media to enhance the upload speed for Virgin Media’s M500 service from 36Mbps to 52Mbps, with the average upload speed for Gig 1 services rising from 52Mbps to 104Mbps.

Virgin Media O2’s customers will be benefitting from the latest DOCSIS 3.1 Technology which is capable of delivering the faster upload speeds across 100 percent of the network by the end of this year.

Gareth Turpin, Chief Commercial Officer at Virgin Media O2, said: “In the last year, we’ve seen record upstream demand on our fixed network as a result of more people regularly working from home, using video calling apps and new advances in gaming, so now more than ever we’re laser focused on offering our customers a service that supports them now and in the future.”

Earlier, Virgin Media O2 increased speeds for all M100 and M200 customers. This means, Virgin Media O2 will have boosted upload speeds for 4.5 million broadband customers since November 2022.