Vodafone has announced that it will offer a broadband package that can achieve speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps in “early 2024”. The company says that this will be much faster than the current EE network, which offers up to 1 Gbps. It also claims that downloading a whole game, such as Call of Duty, will take only three minutes with its new service.
The 2.2 Gbps broadband will be available on CityFibre’s network, which covers many areas in the UK, but not all. Vodafone and CityFibre tested the speeds in York earlier in 2023 and confirmed that the full fibre network can support them. They now need to show that they can deliver the same performance on a larger scale.
“Our customers will be blown away by these new 2.2Gbps speeds in 2024,” said Max Taylor, Vodafone’s chief commercial officer. “Our Pro II Broadband showcases the true potential of our service, offering the fastest broadband speeds, in every corner of the home and at a great price.”
Vodafone’s Pro II Broadband is already available and plans start from £38 per month. The price for the 2.2 Gbps tier has not been revealed yet.
The service uses the Vodafone Ultra Hub and Super WiFi6E Booster to ensure stable signals throughout the home. These devices were also used in the successful York trials.
Vodafone is still waiting for a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority on whether it can merge with UK mobile network Three.
The merger would create the largest operator in the country, with possibly the biggest 5G network. However, the verdict is not expected this year.