Virgin Media has announced a series of new Wi-Fi updates that will give millions of its customers the UK’s fastest widely available broadband speeds in more areas of their home…
The technology – which has already been rolled out to all Virgin Media customers with a Hub 3 router, free of charge – is a smart cloud-based, adaptive system which the company says evolves and tackles many of the problems that can hold people back from getting the best performance from their Wi-Fi.
With Intelligent Wi-Fi, Virgin Media customers are promised to be able to see real benefits to their wireless connectivity with minimal effort. Extensive testing by Virgin Media has seen speeds improving by up to three times to many devices without the aid of a booster, unlike many other broadband providers.
This means that regardless of the type of property lived in – and the number of people living in it – customers can make the most of their ultrafast connectivity by streaming 4K programming, gaming online or simply browsing the net, all at the same time across multiple devices.
The central control panel for all intelligent Wi-Fi features is the company’s new Connected app, which is free to download. Through the app customers can test the strength of their Wi-Fi from room-to-room, which will also detect any blackspots in the home; manage devices that are connected to a home network; pause devices – handy when the children are up past their bedtime – and access in-app customer support to help resolve any problems.
Richard Sinclair MBE, Executive Director of Connectivity at Virgin Media, says, “Delivering ultrafast broadband to help make Britain faster is what we do best at Virgin Media, but making sure this translates into reliable in-home connectivity is just as important. Intelligent Wi-Fi will allow our customers to make the most of their broadband while also helping to easily overcome any connectivity conundrums around the home. With families using more devices than ever before, it’s vital they can all be online whenever needed. Whether it’s streaming UHD movies on Netflix, playing the latest games online or video conferencing, Intelligent Wi-Fi has your back.”