Vodafone Germany has begun marketing super vectoring broadband connections to six million households across the country. The ‘Red Internet & Phone 250 DSL’ offer is aimed primarily at Germans living outside of the firm’s cable network footprint. It is priced at EUR19.99 (USD23.2) per month for the first year (EUR49.99 thereafter) for maximum down/upload speeds of 250Mbps/40Mbps and unlimited fixed telephony to German landlines. Via its own HFC cable network, Vodafone already supplies 12.7 million homes with broadband speeds of up to 200Mbps, while 8.4 million can access 400Mbps and over 5.2 million are covered by 500Mbps speeds. Vodafone is aiming to upgrade its entire cable network to enable top speeds of 1Gbps by the end of 2020.
In other news, Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has upgraded fixed broadband speeds for an additional 405,000 households in the past month. Households in the newly-upgraded areas are now able to access maximum down/upload speeds of 100Mbps/40Mbps through the operator’s IP conversion and the rollout of vectoring technology.