2012. Having shaken up the industry over the last two years, 2012 is a year in which Virgin Media Business aims to use the network we have, our people and the company’s creativity to go beyond traditional IT and help businesses transform themselves no matter what challenges they face.
2011. Virgin Media Business made CIO’s one of their top priorities – by helping them to get more from their IT investments. Major proposition announcements such as Cloud and Data Centre services and Big Red VPN demonstrated the company’s commitment to this.
David Molony, Principle Analyst, Ovum:
“This cloud offering is a significant development in Virgin Media Business' services strategy, with a well-thought out choice of partner in Savvis. It makes a big statement about the business’ intentions to be a significant challenger in the UK’s business telecoms market and the service will certainly challenge those from BT and Cable & Wireless. Not only is Virgin Media Business able to offer a significant new service from a proven vendor with a high level of accreditation and significant hosting capacity, but it’s timely too because the cloud services market is gaining some serious momentum.”
We continued to deliver even more to the Public sector with the Public Services Network initiative progressing further after the company received ISO/IEC 20000 Certification and became one of the first group of suppliers to be awarded PSN Accreditation in line with NGN 2-2-4 security standards.
2010. Virgin Media unveiled plans to shake up the UK business telecoms market with the launch of Virgin Media Business. The company pledged to deliver the basics of business, customer service and value for money, brilliantly — becoming the clear alternative to BT. Mark Heraghty, MD, says: “Over the last three years we’ve invested heavily to put the building blocks in place that mean we’re more than fit to wear the Virgin badge .”
This strategy was further demonstrated by the launch of Big Red Internet, an unconstrained business internet access which set IT Managers free from the traditional constraints that face businesses in the UK.
2009. An important year: we give our customers a National Ethernet VPN service. This improves network control, makes businesses more responsive, and helps drive efficiencies by matching bandwidth capabilities to business requirements.
Joel Stradling, Senior Analyst, Business Telecom Services at Current Analysis comments: ‘The launch of a national VPLS-based Ethernet VPN service puts ntl: Telewest Business in a solid position to meet growing demand among UK businesses for Layer 2 any-to-any connectivity. Customers seeking to migrate from less scalable legacy technologies can get a flexible multi-protocol solution backed by CoS and maintain IP routing control, if they so desire. Finally ntl:Telewest Business’ Ethernet VPN is part of a broad portfolio backed by their own national infrastructure, which is difficult for rivals to match.’
2009. More great news for customers with remote workers. We introduce a brilliantly simple two-factor authentication service to improve positive identification when connecting to corporate networks.