Vodafone Wi-Fi equipment
Vodafone Ultra Hub
- Stream and play on multiple devices without congestion with the latest 4x4 AC Wi-Fi
- Get superior range and coverage with beamforming, which focuses your Wi-Fi signal to your device*
- Easy plug ‘n’ play set up
Broadband in New Zealand
The words 'broadband' and 'internet' are often used to describe the same thing. But the definition of each word is quite different. Broadband was originally defined as an "always on internet connection with a download speed around 2Mbps, and an upload speed over 1Mbps". Maximum speeds have increased a lot since then, but broadband still means high speed internet access. The word internet simply means "a system of interconnected computer networks". In New Zealand, Broadband connections (DSL) first appeared on the copper network in 1999, with speeds of just 128kbps. Broadband started to become more common in 2000, quickly overtaking dial-up internet connections.
Now, the most common type of broadband in New Zealand is Fibre broadband, with 1.19 million connections now using Fibre (as of April 2019). If you are interested in upgrading to Fibre broadband, or changing provider, take a look at our broadband plans.
Whatever type of internet connection you have, we know that you want to have the fastest possible speed and the best experience.
What is the 111 Contact Code?
Newer home phone services such as voice calling over broadband, which rely on an active working broadband service, won’t work in the event of a power failure, without an independent power source. The 111 Code requires Telecommunication Service Providers to provide Vulnerable Consumers with an alternative solution to contact 111 in an emergency.
If you are receiving Vodafone household voice calling over broadband services over Fibre, UltraFast HFC, VDSL, ADSL or Wireless technology and you, or someone you live with, do not have access to a traditional copper phone line, and is likely to need to contact 111 for health, safety or disability reasons and, you do not have the means to do so during a power failure, please read the information below and fill out a Vulnerable Consumers Application form.
If you qualify, Vodafone will provide you with an alternative means of contacting 111 in the event of a power failure, free of charge.
What is the difference between ADSL, VDSL, Fibre, UltraFast HFC and Wireless broadband?
VDSL is faster than ADSL, but not as fast as Fibre. VDSL lets you enjoy better HD video streaming and sharper online video chats, when compared to ADSL.
Fibre broadband is faster than ADSL and faster than VDSL. Fibre broadband delivers your data over fibre optic cables, much faster than other technologies.
Ultrafast HFC is faster than ADSL and VDSL. Ultrafast HFC is a Vodafone's hybrid fibre coaxial network, that uses world-leading DOCSIS 3.1 technology for high speed data.
Wireless Broadband is super fast broadband, delivered over our 4G mobile network. The modem comes with a SIM card pre installed, making it very easy to set up.
What is Naked Broadband?
What is the process for Fibre installation?
Once this is complete, our fibre broadband team will set up the fibre connection outside your house, development or apartment complex.
You then need to agree to a date for the line to be connected inside your home. You will need to be at home during this step. The installation steps may all happen in one day, or it may take more than one visit depending on what’s required.
How much data do I need?
Even if you have fewer devices, but stream a lot of high definition video or music, it would be better to pick a broadband plan with higher data limits.
If you want to get a more detailed breakup of how much data you’ll need per month, check out this handy data calculator from Chorus - https://www.chorus.co.nz/data-calculator#/
Will broadband affect my monitored alarms?
Some alarm models aren't compatible with fibre broadband. Before you install fibre broadband, please check with your alarm supplier or manufacturer, whether you need to upgrade your alarm model.
Monitored alarms are, unfortunately, not compatible with our Wireless Broadband.