Gamers in London and Northern Ireland have been given a timely broadband boost ahead of the launch of next-gen consoles this month with gigabit speeds arriving courtesy of Virgin Media.
The hyperfast Gig1 service, which provides average download speeds of 1,104Mbps, is ideal for gamers to download game files in minutes and provides a smooth and reliable connection for online gameplay with friends.
It means gamers in London can benefit from broadband speeds more than 22 times faster than the current average connection. In Northern Ireland, it’s 18 times faster than the national average broadband speed.
To put this into context, the rumoured size of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the PS5 – 133GB – would take just 17 minutes to download with Virgin Media’s Gig1 speeds.
If you were to download the same file with London’s current broadband average speeds of 52.3Mbps, it would take you more than 6 hours. This means gamers with Virgin Media can get into the action much faster.
Virgin Media customers in Southampton, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Leeds, Bradford and Glasgow can also access its gigabit speeds.
- Gig1 from Virgin Media allows gamers to download games in minutes which means that they can jump into the action much faster
- Three million homes in London and Northern Ireland can now access gigabit speeds
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the PS5 – 133GB – would take just 17 minutes to download with Virgin Media’s Gig1 speeds – compared to 6 hours on London’s current average connection
- Seven million homes in London, Northern Ireland and across the UK can get Virgin Media’s gigabit broadband service
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