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Broadband provider Virgin Media has signed an agreement with Motorola which could boost its selection of internet connections.

Virgin Media's deal with the German communications infrastructure firm will see quicker implementation of new broadband cable standards, including channel bonding and DOCSIS 3.0.

As a result, the internet service provider’s customers could experience higher levels of bandwith, increased online security and next-generation rich content services.

Senior Vice President of Motorola Home and Networks Mobility, Joe Cozzolino, said: "Cable operators worldwide are taking steps to optimise bandwith availability in support of ultra-broadband services and are turning to Motorola because of the deep experience in delivering proven DOCSIS 3.0 solutions into the industry."

Virgin Media is currently trialling its latest 200Mb connection in Ashford, Kent, using DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem technology.

At present, the group offers UK download speeds of up to 50Mb via its fibre optics network.

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