VDSL

so much better than you think!

VDSL is part fibre, part copper and is available now to 80 percent of New Zealand homes and businesses. It provides a dedicated line and a more reliable internet experience than basic broadband.

The benefits

Speed

Speed

VDSL supports activities like streaming high definition TV, video calling, and uploading photos, with less buffering than basic broadband.

Better experience

Better experience

VDSL supports activities like streaming high definition TV, video calling, or uploading photos, with less buffering than basic broadband.

Easy upgrade

Easy upgrade

Simply call your broadband provider and ask for VDSL. They’ll upgrade your plan and send you out a new modem.

Vectored VDSL - a faster more reliable connection

We’ve been working hard to upgrade parts of our copper network. Once completed more than 190,000 Kiwis will be able to access our best copper broadband connection – ‘vectored VDSL’ (the technical term).

Put simply, vectored VDSL is a technology upgrade at your local telecommunications cabinet that improves the speed and stability of a VDSL connection by reducing interference. Think of it like noise cancelling headphones blocking out any noise.

Why do you want a faster more stable connection?

Improvements in speed and stability means less waiting for things to load, and less buffering so you can enjoy your favourite TV shows or movies online without interruption. During testing of the new technology, the average network connection speed increased by 18%*. What performance improvement you’ll experience at your place depends on a couple of things. If you want to know more about the technical changes you can read our VDSL vectoring white paper here.

Distance matters

Distance matters

It matters how far away you are from the local cabinet. With copper connections, speed does decrease over distance. The further away you are, the slower the connection may be.

Check your modem

Check your modem

Check that you have a vectoring compatible modem. Most modems are compatible with vectoring but if you’re unsure, check with your broadband provider or check a list of capable types here.

ADSL vs VDSL

Quick and easy to get up and running and at a similar price to basic broadband, VDSL’s a great option while you wait for fibre.