The parent company of Virgin Media, Liberty Global, has offered customers the chance to get a first glimpse of its new 'Connect Box' device, which is set to be the provider's next combined broadband router and cable modem.
The new device, which could see its name changed to SuperHub v3 later down the line, comes as part of Virgin's efforts to double the top cable broadband speed to 300Mbps from next month and offer other benefits.
However, according to ISPreview, not a lot is known about the new device, apart from the fact that it seems to have 4 x 1000Mbps LAN and two x telephone ports on the back, along with a regular coax connector and an on-off power switch.
Reports have also suggested the Connect Box may be the first router from Virgin to add support for DOCSIS 3.1, which theoretically would enable the delivery of Gigabit class performance.
Balan Nair, Liberty Global’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “DOCSIS 3.1 is making it possible for [us] to deliver enhanced services to consumers later this year."