Virgin Media acquires Smallworld Fibre

5 Feb 2014

UK cableco Virgin Media has announced the acquisition of Smallworld Fibre for an undisclosed amount. Smallworld Fibre’s fibre-optic network currently passes approximately 40,000 premises in Irvine, Dreghorn, Troon and Kilmarnock as well as Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe. With the smaller operator already providing cable TV and fixed voice services, in addition to broadband access at speeds of up to 100Mbps, Virgin Media has said that it will connect Smallworld Fibre’s infrastructure to its own, following which the former’s range of products will be offered to those within the network footprint.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Buttery, Virgin Media’s chief customer, technology and networks officer, was cited as saying: ‘Smallworld will help us bring Virgin Media’s advanced services to thousands of homes, businesses and organisations for the very first time. Their great network is a perfect fit for us as we continue to invest and look for the right opportunities to grow. We’re excited about what the region has to offer and what we can offer the region.’

United Kingdom, Virgin Media,

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share