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What is VDSL broadband? Faster speeds over copper lines.

What is VDSL?

On average, VDSL has 3x faster download speeds than a standard broadband ADSL connection

VDSL is very fast broadband

  • 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
  • Internal home wiring
  • Other environmental factors
  • How many other people are using it at the time

VDSL Upgrade Offer Terms and Conditions apply

Important things to know 

Choose your VDSL broadband

VDSL Broadband with home phone ›

Home phone
  • Enjoy Up to 3x faster download speeds than standard broadband.*

  • Sign up to VDSL broadband with Vodafone and get VDSL speeds at standard ADSL broadband prices for the first 12 months only from your first full month charge. A 12 month term applies.

  • Prices from $89.99 for 80GB for a limited time.

  • Use your Vodafone On Account  mobile as your home phone and save up to $10 every month.

VDSL Naked Broadband ›

Naked mobile
  • Don’t need a home phone? Enjoy Up to 3x faster download speeds than standard broadband.

  • Sign up to VDSL broadband with Vodafone and get VDSL speeds at standard ADSL broadband prices for the first 12 months only from your first full month charge. A 12 month term applies.

  • Prices from $69.99 for 80GB for a limited time.

  • Use your Vodafone On Account  mobile as your home phone and  save up to $10 every month.

*VDSL Broadband is not available everywhere. Check your address using the address checker.

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