VDSL uses your copper phone line more efficiently so you get a faster connection than ADSL broadband.
Your download speed can be boosted to between 15-70 Mbps and your upload speeds to between 5-10Mbps.
VDSL is available in 60% of New Zealand homes and installation is quicker and easier than UFB.
If you want faster speeds and live where UFB is not available, then VDSL is for you.
Faster broadband means you'll get a better online experience
Here’s what you can expect:
More users and devices can share the connection.
Faster uploads for large photos and videos.
Better HD video streaming and sharper Skyping.
Choosing between Ultra Fast Broadband and VDSL
There are a number of things to consider when choosing between fibre-powered Ultra Fast Broadband and copper-powered VDSL:
Availability: Fibre may not be available at your address. If it isn’t, VDSL is a step towards the ultra-fast speed.
Speed: If you have both fibre and VDSL available at your address, Ultra Fast Broadband is the best choice if you want the fastest possible speed. Ultra Fast Broadband can also be upgraded with a click of a button to deliver up to 200Mbps – that’s up to 20 times faster than average ADSL speed. However, if you are happy with improving your speed by an average of 3x your current broadband speed, VDSL is best for you.
Installation: VDSL is delivered over the existing copper line which runs to your home. This makes it really easy for you to self-install your VDSL modem. In the case of fibre connections, unless already connected, a trench may need to be dug in order to deliver the line to your home.
Important things to know
Broadband speeds will vary based on the following factors:
NZ and overseas networks
Distance from your local exchange/cabinet
Your modem and computer technology including Wi-Fi capability