Virgin Media: No plans to launch 4G mobile service


Virgin’s main focus is currently on expanding its broadband infrastructure across the UK and not offering mobile customers the benefits of 4G 

Virgin Media has confirmed it has no plans to launch its own 4G service in the UK anytime soon.

The company, which offers quad play services to its customers, launched its mobile service in the UK back in 1999 with T-Mobile, and was the first UK MVNO of its kind.

Despite its continued partnership with EE, the parent company of T-Mobile which now only offers 4G to new and upgrading customers, Virgin has no “immediate plans” to upgrade its three million-plus mobile customers using 2G and 3G.

The firm said its primary focus remains on expanding its “ultrafast broadband”  service to cover four million homes and businesses across the country over the next five years as part of our Project Lightning roll out.”

‘Project Lightning’ is Virgin Media’s codename for its current major broadband investment. Under ‘Project Lightning,’ Virgin hopes to make its broadband services more widely available in the UK by extending its fibre-optic broadband network. The network describes it as the ‘single largest investment in broadband digital infrastructure in over a decade.’



  1. Just how many mobile customers are prepared to lose because of their refusal to give them what they want and need, ie 4g access.

  2. I have been waiting for 4g and have rang virgin who have said it would be early 2016 i am now thinking of getting a new i phone se and will change to ee