Tuesday 27 September 2016

Virgin Media named Ireland's fastest broadband network

Published 28/01/2016 | 09:52

Richard Branson arriving by juggernaut at the RDS for the announcement that UPC Ireland is to become Virgin Media.
Richard Branson arriving by juggernaut at the RDS for the announcement that UPC Ireland is to become Virgin Media.

Virgin Media, formerly known as UPC, has been named as Ireland's fastest broadband provider by independent measurement institute, Ookla.

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Ookla conducted analysis on one million speed tests by Irish internet users across the four main providers, over a six month period.

During the six month analysis period, Virgin Media delivered broadband speeds of 123.65 Mbps across Ireland, almost double that of Eir, its nearest competitor.

Eir came in second with broadband speeds of 63.72Mpbs, while Vodafone and Sky came in third and fourth with speeds of 53.11Mpbs and 47.79Mpbs.

Speaking about the results Virgin Media's head of commercial products, Bill Blake, said: "Broadband device usage is doubling every three years in Ireland and the actual broadband speeds delivered by providers is becoming increasingly important.

"Speeds are influenced by a range of factors including the type of subscription, WiFi and the equipment being used such as PCs, laptops, tablets, mobiles, the network and cables into the house.”

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