Vodafone announces 1Gbps broadband services
Superfast one gigabit per second (1Gbps) fibre broadband services will soon be available to Vodafone customers within reach of the government-backed ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network.
Vodafone will offer a 1Gbps residential fibre broadband services from $139.99 per month.
Consumer Director Matt Williams said, "Gigabit networks and services are a key part of digitally enabling New Zealand. We are seeing an amazing shift in our customer usage – peak data traffic over our network has nearly doubled in the last year, driven by video streaming.
“It is creating a strong need for the best broadband access technology, and this is why we are excited to be delivering these new Gigabit services to kiwi homes and businesses,” he said.
In recent months Vodafone has also made considerable progress upgrading its ultra-fast cable network ‘FibreX’ - which serves customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch.
Matt adds, “The $22million investment in our FibreX network has boosted capacity and paved the way for Gigabit services. We look forward to offering customers in Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch a compelling reason to upgrade to FibreX in the very near future”.
Notes to editor
• Upon completion of the ultra-fast cable network upgrade, Vodafone’s FibreX footprint will cover Wellington’s central CBD and surrounding suburbs, and all of Kapiti. In Christchurch the network will cover the central CBD and surrounding suburbs.
• Customers within reach of the Northpower, Enable and Ultra Fast Fibre UFB footprints can opt for a 1Gbps service for $139.99 per month. Pricing details for the remaining geographical areas will be released in the near future.
• Vodafone’s FibreX network is also known as a hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) or ultra-fast cable (UFC) network.
• Speeds of up to 1Gbps download are delivered to a customer’s optical network terminal. Actual speeds experienced by customers will vary, but download speeds will generally be around 940 Mbps.