As expected, Virgin Media will launch its 50Mb super-fast broadband package on Monday 15 December.

TechRadar made the far from bold prediction that the erstwhile mystery event would be the launch of the service – and so it has proved with a new invite confirming the event.

The 50Mb broadband service will be the fastest in Britain and has been extensively tested by the company through this year ahead of its launch.

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The fibre optic service has already caused problems for the online speed-tester industry with Virgin openly pointing out that the tests are not accurate for high-end broadband packages.

Virgin has already shown off the new look modem for the service, but details on the rollout will be announced on Monday.