Virgin Media UK Trial 8.46Gbps Home Broadband in Cambridgeshire

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 (6:55 am) – Score 20

virgin media 8gbps fttp broadband test

Cable ISP Virgin Media has this morning announced the trial of a new 8Gbps+ (8000Mbps+) home broadband service via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network, which is a small scale test that will run for six months and take place with 50 homes in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.

At present the provider says they have “no plans to roll this out” and the trial is largely just an opportunity to test and learn what their “full fibre” network is actually capable of. In other words it should be viewed in a similar way as last year’s 10Gbps FTTP trial by Hyperoptic (here) or Gigaclear’s 5Gbps trial (here) from three years ago (i.e. a useful test with some marketing benefit, but not yet a real product for homes).

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