Virgin Media launches 350Mbps speeds for UK SMEs

James Pearce
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Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has launched a broadband package it claims offers speeds up to four timesfaster than those available from its rivals

Virgin Media has launched a new broadband package in the UK offering speeds of up to 350Mbps for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

The Liberty Global-owned broadband provider claims the service is four times faster than anything currently on offer from rivals such as BT and Sky.

The offer, which will go live on 2 May 2017, is called Voom Fibre, and will be available to the 5.4 million small businesses operating in the UK. Prices start from £30 per month, with two additional options priced at £40 and £55 per month.

The company recently upped its standard fibre package to speeds of up to 100Mbps, and also launched a package aimed specifically at gamers.

Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business, said: “We have for many years now been the champions of small business, in particular entrepreneurs, through both our VOOM Competition platform and our Pioneers Community.  With the launch of Voom Fibre we want to unleash every small business by providing the digital backbone they need for their business. 

“For UK small business to thrive in this evolving digital economy they should have the technical ability and capacity in place so they can focus on development and growth, we are removing a barrier and enabling them to fulfil their digital potential - offering them all the speed they need to achieve success.”

“Today we are putting a huge challenge to the market to do better.  Our standard speed is now more than four times faster than our competitors’ fastest broadband product and we encourage them to match us to enable and benefit small businesses and the UK economy.”