Vodafone has taken a look at the future of the German Internet. According to the network provider, there will soon be connections with 10 gigabits per second. Germany is to become the frontrunner for gigabit households in Europe by 2022.
Vodafone: Internet with 10 gigabits planned
Vodafone is confident that the Internet speed in its own cable network will increase rapidly in the next few years. According to a Goldmedia study commissioned by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communication, Germany could have the most gigabit connections in Europe as early as 2022. 36.9 million gigabit households should be able to be supplied by then. Vodafone itself now offers 20 million connections, according to golem.de, where the landline internet can be used at 1 gigabit per second.
Great Britain currently holds the top position with 25.7 million connections. France (24.5 million) and Spain (17.8 million) follow, as the study “Gigabit connections in Europe” shows as a result. Vodafone does not want to be satisfied with one gigabit per second, however, because new DOCSIS technology should soon make 10 gigabits standard in Germany.
The first 10 gigabit field tests on the Vodafone cable network are scheduled to start in 2021. The upload should not be forgotten and should be possible with up to 6 gigabits per second. DOCSIS 4.0 is used for this, which enables a significantly higher transmission speed compared to the predecessor. DOCSIS 3.1, on the other hand, has not yet been exhausted, it is said. In the final stage of expansion, up to 5 gigabits per second are targeted downstream. With upstream, DOCSIS 3.1 can reach 100 megabits per second.
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Vodafone is already offering Gigabit connections over the cable network. The “Red Internet & Phone 1000 Cable” offer currently costs EUR 19.99 in the first six months. Thereafter, 49.99 euros per month will be charged until the end of the two-year contract term. Vodafone specifies 850 megabits per second in the downstream as “normally available”.