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Does virgin media use interleaving?

Tuning in

Does virgin media use any kind of error correction during first 10 day  of activation?


Alessandro Volta

- jpeg1
My name is NOT Alessandro. That's just a tag Virginmedia sticks on some contributors. Please ignore it.


The 10 day training period is only found on Openreach ADSL & VDSL systems over phone lines.
Expect a VM connection to work at full speed at all times.

Check the service speed to the VM Hub + the speed of your device via :
Once the test begins click on: Run full test to see all the stats.


It uses error correction to correct packets where it can (RS). No training like ADSL/VDSL lines.

What you will notice, and it varies by area as some better than others when it comes to HFC network (that's the network with coax at the end into the house), is that the response time is far slower on VM HFC network than native FTTP due to the way DocSIS works. It does add some latency and things not as snappy as on native FTTP where ping times can be 4-8ms and VM's best is around 12ms and averages around 18-22ms for most areas where over utilisation is not an issue. It's noticeable if you've used both types of network, but doesn't cause issues as still relatively good.