Vodafone Germany has announced that it will launch maximum download speeds of 400Mbps over its cable network from mid-June. The new service will initially be available to almost four million homes across the company’s cable footprint, which includes the towns and cities of Munich, Hamburg, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Bayreuth, Chemnitz, Cottbus, Jena, Koblenz, Potsdam and Weimar. By the end of the year, around 60% of all households in Vodafone’s cable distribution area will be able to access speeds of up to 400Mbps. The new service will offer double the speed currently available from Vodafone at more than 13 million households. The firm also revealed that it achieved data rates of 4.7Gbps during tests on its infrastructure, adding that in the future speeds of up to 20Gbps could be reached.