Press Release | 04 Jan 2023

Vodafone achieves its fastest ever WiFi speeds throughout the home with first 2Gbps trial

Landmark speed demonstrates the true capability of Pro II Broadband, powered by the UK's first ISP-provided WiFi 6E Ultra Hub and booster.

  • Vodafone and CityFibre recorded their fastest ever WiFi speeds throughout the home with 2 Gigabit broadband trial powered by Pro II Ultra Hub and Super WiFi 6E Boosters.
  • With faster speeds on the horizon from CityFibre, Vodafone Pro II Broadband is the only major broadband provider with a home router to handle these superfast future speeds.

Vodafone, the broadband provider with the largest full-fibre footprint in the UK, has today reached another milestone by achieving its fastest ever speed throughout the home, with a 2Gbps residential trial using Vodafone Pro II Broadband and the new Vodafone Ultra Hub and Super WiFi 6E Booster. The trial with CityFibre was made possible by Vodafone’s market-leading Pro II Broadband with the UK’s fastest router and CityFibre’s recent upgrade of its York network to XGS-PON access technology. This is due to be rolled out as standard across its network from April 2023.

This successful trial saw speeds of up to 2Gbps, twice the speed of the fastest services widely available on CityFibre’s network today. This means that, in the future, customers will be able to download their favourite games, such as Call of Duty, onto a console in roughly three minutes and 20 seconds* – more than 50% faster than Vodafone’s 910Mbps broadband. For customers who want to download their favourite TV show quickly before they leave the house, they will be able to do this in roughly 15 seconds**, providing them with unparalleled speeds and a new standard in Full Fibre broadband.

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Vodafone Pro II Broadband has been built to handle speeds like these. A 2Gbps service would be 40x faster than standard broadband, demonstrating the value of Full Fibre in delivering mind-blowing speeds for consumers. The trial and partnership with CityFibre highlights Vodafone’s continued commitment to delivering reliable speeds and providing the best WIFi technology to customers.

Max Taylor, Vodafone’s UK Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re the biggest Full Fibre provider in the UK and recording our fastest ever home WiFi speed showcases the true capability of the technology and our Pro II Broadband.

“With the UK’s fastest router, we’re all set to handle the next exciting developments, so our customers always get the fastest broadband speeds possible in all corners of their home at a great price.”

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Notes to Editors

 *The download speed is based off the average amount of time it would take to download a 50GB video game using a 2Gbps Full Fibre service.

**The download speed is based off the average amount of time it would take to download a 3.53GB HD TV Show using a 2Gbps Full Fibre service.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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