Vodafone adds 46,000 home broadband customers in last quarter
Vodafone has some of the most aggressive pricing for VDSL2 services in the UK and its Gigafast full fibre service is only fractionally more expensive than the partial fibre services, so to see the fixed line and mobile operator with 46,000 net additions in the fixed line market is no big suprise.
The total number of fixed line customers at Vodafone is now at 525,000 connections.
The financials seem to say nothing about the CityFibre partnership but we are seeing people starting to use the service and our tracking of the roll-out has a footprint covering 21,556 premises across Aberdeen, Milton Keynes and Peterborough and is growing.
Vodafone is one of the few fixed line providers to not actively sell ADSL2+ services any more and this is reflected in the product split that we see from speed tests, where 59.7% are on the VDSL2 Superfast 1 service, 31.2% on the Superfast 2 (80/20 maximum speeds) product and the remaining 9.1% are using ADSL2+. The Gigafast footprint needs to grow substantially before we can start talking about the buying choices of people when picking from 100, 200, 500 and 900 options.
Correction 2:45pm Net adds corrected from 56,000 to 46,000