Virgin Media upgrades network, benefits London PSN and thousands of schools

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Virgin Media Business has completed across London the upgrade of the cable operator's present coaxial and fibre-optic based Public Sector Network (PSN) according to reports. This upgrade also means that faster internet speeds will reach some 2,084 London schools. Following this, the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) has reported that some 1,700 of their schools have benefited by upgrade of bandwidth to over 115Gbps, through the LGfL 2.0 Bandwidth Upgrade.

For the past 5 years, Virgin Media has had the responsibility to build and maintain the London PSN. The original PSN was rated to deliver broadband speeds ranging between 10Mbps to 10Gbps. It was simultaneously supporting various other services such as VoIP, Wi-Fi, etc.

CEO of LGfL, John Jackson, said that what has been done is to make the next generation of digital learning and wider service transformation possible. He added that this cemented their position as one of the leading educational networks in the world. They have been working together in London to upgrade over 2,000 schools, he pointed out. LGfL provides to more than a million children and 250,000 teachers, besides over 750,000 public sector employees, with cloud based services, he added.

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