Vodafone launched free gigabit hotspots in Berlin

Mar

15

2016

Vodafone has at the start of the CeBIT in Hannover three gigabit-enabled hotspots in Berlin. The hotspots have a maximum download speed of 1Gbit / s and upload speed of 600Mbit / s. Its use is not limited to customers of the provider.

In collaboration with Cisco and AVM delivers the company’s Gigabit speed to a restaurant at the German parliament building, a cafe on the Kurfürstendamm in a café near the Brandenburg Gate. The equipment for the first two is supplied by Cisco, the equipment of the latter is of AVM.

Vodafone already has a million WiFi hotspots in Germany. Many of them relate to the routers from customers of its cable service. End of 2016. Vodafone also wants the first home users with 1Gbit / s connections. Delivering 1Gbit / s over fiber alone, according to the provider, but it does work between solutions. So it is working on a prototype router to combine the mobile network and cable network from 500Mbit / s to use each.

For the expansion of the fiber network, Vodafone claims or of the German state financial aid to need. According to Die Welt possess most German households internet speeds below 50Mbit / s. Vodafone’s Kabel Deutschland already provides 25 million Germans speeds of 200Mbit / s. In April, plans to offer 400Mbit / s service provider.

Vodafone is not the first that comes with speeds of one gigabit per second for its Wi-Fi hotspots. New York is LinkNYC in January began making available a hotspot with the maximum speed. The company wants in July, five hundred hotspots in the city. How many German hotspots Vodafone wants to bring the Gigabit speed is not known

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