Virgin Media will not offer wholesale broadband

8 Nov 2010

British cableco Virgin Media has said that it does not intend to sell wholesale capacity on its hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) network, according to ZDNet UK. Duncan Higgins, head of broadband for the operator, reportedly claimed that the introduction of wholesale services by his company ‘wouldn’t actually add a single superfast broadband home’ to the UK.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Virgin Media is the UK’s third largest broadband provider by subscribers, behind fixed line incumbent BT and alternative operator TalkTalk. However, the cable operator is the only other telco in the country apart from BT to own its own physical infrastructure that spans a significant portion of the UK; its HFC network passes around 12.75 million homes.

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