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Virgin Media completes submarine cable link

High-speed link will increase areas served in UK

Virgin Media has completed a new submarine cable link between Great Britain and Ireland in a bid to increase the areas it serves in both countries.

A new 40Gbps submarine cable enhancement has been put in place as part of the Virgin Media broadband service strategy, which has involved the land based and submarine cables being upgraded so that Virgin Media has quadrupled its network capacity.

Troubled telecoms service and hardware provider Nortel carried out the upgrade for Nortel. Canadian Nortel was placed into administration in January, with Ernst & Young carrying out the administration.

Virgin Media has customers in Britain and Ireland following the 2007 merger between NTL and Virgin Media.

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See also: Virgin Media cuts cost of 50Mbps broadband


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