Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps using full fibre technology. It’s available in 15 UK towns and cities.

In the UK, Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service is now available in 15 towns and cities. Making use of full fibre technology, Gigafast Broadband offers download speeds of up to 910Mbps (around 14 times faster than Superfast 2 Broadband). You can get a Vodafone Pro Broadband plan with Gigafast speeds for £45/month.

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service, including the plans available. We’ll also look at the speeds available on Gigafast Broadband, where you can get the service and the router that’s provided on it. Finally, we’ll look at alternatives to Gigafast Broadband from other UK internet service providers.

Vodafone Gigafast Plans

In the UK, Gigafast is Vodafone’s fastest home broadband service. It offers download speeds of up to 900Mbps using full fibre technology, which is around 14 times faster than Superfast 2 (which uses fibre-to-the-cabinet technology). It’s currently available in 15 towns and cities, unlike the Superfast Broadband service which is available to more than 90% of UK homes.

Gigafast Broadband Plans

At present, Vodafone offers a choice of the following plans on full fibre (FTTP) broadband:

  • Both Superfast 100 and Pro Superfast 100 give average download speeds of 100Mbps.
  • Pro Ultrafast 200 gives average download speeds of 200Mbps.
  • Pro Ultrafast 500 gives average download speeds of 500Mbps.
  • Pro Gigafast 900 gives average download speeds of 910Mbps. This is Vodafone’s fastest fibre broadband plan offering gigafast speeds.

If you choose one of the Pro Broadband plans, you’ll also get Vodafone’s Super WiFi service included. This gives you a Super WiFi Booster with a guaranteed Wi-Fi signal in every room of your home. You’ll also get 4G-based broadband backup along with a number of other benefits like WiFi Xperts and inclusive security.

The following table shows a list of Vodafone’s full fibre plans:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Vodafone Broadband
Superfast 100
100Mbps download24 month contract£0£25/month
Vodafone Broadband
Ultrafast 200
200Mbps download24 month contract£0£30/month
Vodafone Broadband
Pro Superfast 100
100Mbps download24 month contract£0£33/month
Vodafone Broadband
Ultrafast 500
500Mbps download24 month contract£0£35/month
Vodafone Broadband
Pro Ultrafast 200
200Mbps download24 month contract£0£38/month
Vodafone Broadband
Pro Ultrafast 500
500Mbps download24 month contract£0£43/month
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£45/month
Vodafone Broadband
Pro Gigafast 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£53/month

See all Vodafone Gigafast Broadband Deals →

All of the Vodafone Broadband plans come on an 24-month contract and include a home phone line along with full fibre broadband.

Gigafast Xtra with Apple TV

In addition to their regular Gigafast broadband plan, Vodafone also offers the Pro Gigafast 900 Xtra plan (also known as Gigafast Broadband 900 with Apple TV). This gives you four additional benefits over the regular Gigafast 900 plan:

  • An Apple TV 4K set-top box (worth £179), allowing you to stream 4K ultra-HD content to your TV.
  • A one-year subscription to Apple TV+, allowing you to stream a variety of entertainment including Apple Original series.
  • Unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines & mobiles.
  • No price rises for the duration of your 24-month contract.

Full Fibre Speeds

On Vodafone’s full fibre broadband, there’s currently a choice of four different plans. The entry-level plan has average download speeds of 100Mbps, increasing up to 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 910Mbps on the more expensive plans.

The upload speed available on your service depends on the area you’re in:

  • If you’re in an Openreach location (currently Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool), your average upload speed will be slower than your download speed. For instance, you’ll get 20Mbps upload on the entry-level Superfast 100 plan with 100Mbps download.
  • If you’re living in a CityFibre location, you’ll benefit from symmetrical speeds (where the upload speeds equal the download speeds on every plan). For instance, you’ll get 100Mbps upload on the entry level Superfast 100 plan.

The average download speed and upload speed for each Gigafast broadband plan is summarised in the following table:

Full Fibre Plan Average Download Speed Average Upload Speed
Superfast 100 100Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
100Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Ultrafast 200 200Mbps 30Mbps (in Openreach locations)
200Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Ultrafast 500 500Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
500Mbps (in CityFibre locations)
Gigafast 900 910Mbps 20Mbps (in Openreach locations)
900Mbps (in CityFibre locations)

Gigafast Towns and Cities

At present, Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband service is available to selected homes within the following 15 towns and cities:

UK Town or City Gigafast Network Provider Symmetric or Asymmetric Speeds?
Aberdeen CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Birmingham Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Bournemouth CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Bristol Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Cambridge CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Coventry CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Edinburgh CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Huddersfield CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Leeds CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Liverpool Openreach Asymmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & 115Mbps upload)
Milton Keynes CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Northampton CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Peterborough CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Southend-on-Sea CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)
Stirling CityFibre Symmetric
(up to 900Mbps download & upload)

If you’d like to check whether Vodafone Gigafast is available at your address, enter your postcode on Vodafone’s online availability checker.

Check Vodafone Gigafast Availability (vodafone.co.uk) →

If you’re not able to get Vodafone Gigafast where you live, you should still be offered a Vodafone Superfast broadband plan. You can get Superfast Broadband from just £22/month, with more than 90% of UK households able to get a Superfast service.

According to Vodafone, they’re currently in the process of rolling out Gigafast Broadband, with more than 3 million homes due to get it over the next year.

Vodafone Gigafast Router & Hub

Customers signing up for Vodafone Gigafast Broadband will be provided with a Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub router (also known as VoX 3.0 or THG3000G). This supports dual-band Wi-Fi 5 technology (802.11ac) for wireless connectivity in your home. It also has 4 Gigabit Ethernet sockets for connecting wired devices to your network and a USB port for attaching external storage or devices.

The Hub can be managed through the Vodafone Broadband app which has features like the ability to prioritise devices on your Wi-Fi network (Device Boost), to schedule internet downtime for your family (WiFi Scheduler) and to create a separate network for guests.

For more information and for detailed specifications, see the Vodafone Broadband website.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for an alternative to Vodafone’s Gigafast broadband service, there are a number of other gigabit-capable services.

Other gigabit broadband services include BT Full Fibre broadband, Hyperoptic and Virgin Media’s Gig1Fibre broadband. These broadband services differ significantly based on the areas they cover so it may be worth checking the availability of these services where you live.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Hyperoptic
Hyperfast (12 months)
900Mbps download12 month contract£0£40/month
Hyperoptic
Hyperfast (24 months)
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£40/month
with 3 months free
Vodafone Broadband
Gigafast 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£45/month
Hyperoptic
Hyperfast (1 month)
900Mbps download1 month contract£29£52/month
Vodafone Broadband
Pro Gigafast 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£53/month
Sky Broadband
Sky Gigafast
900Mbps download18 month contract£0£54/month
BT
Full Fibre 900
910Mbps download24 month contract£0£55.99/month
Virgin Media
Gig1 Fibre Broadband Only
1130Mbps download18 month contract£35£62/month
To show you the most relevant plans, 3 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

Other ultrafast broadband services may also be available (e.g. with speeds of up to 285Mbps using G.fast technology).

More Information

For more information about Vodafone Gigafast, please see Vodafone’s official website. You may also find it of interest to read our overview of Vodafone’s home broadband service.

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  • VINCE EDWARDS said:

    I’m in Coventry and my street is now connected to the Vodafone/City Fibre gigafast network. I am currently on Virgin Media’s 1.1Gb service, but want to get Vodafone’s 900Mb/900Mb service because of the upstream speed and the reputed low pings for gaming. However, there is one obstacle. No one is able to tell me whether or not I can use my own router (GT-AX11000). Virgin allow you to switch their Hub into modem-only mode. Apparently Vodafone don’t. Their customer service operators don’t seem to have the training to tell me, with 100% certainty, that I can use my own router for routing instead of Vodafone’s hub. For me, this is a deal breaker. Can anyone tell me if I can and also, how it is done?

    • Vince, I recently got Vodafone+CityFibre 900/900. I’m using my own router/firewall. The fiber ONT they install has an ethernet jack. So physical connection then goes fiber ONT to WAN on the router. The only thing you need to get is the PPPoE login details for your connection and tell your router to use those on WAN. You can get the PPPoE login (username+password+VLAN) via Vodafone’s online support chat. They straight up gave me a wrong VLAN id, but googling about I’ve found a bunch of people hitting the same issue and saying to try id 911 — which worked. Happy days. So as long as your GT-AX11000 box can connect via PPPoE and can specify the VLAN, then yeah should be alright. Your mileage may vary.

  • City Fibre Installed to the house-Be careful when ordering gigafast fibre, it may say ‘You can expect Speeds of 910 up and download for a sustained period, if not contact us’……chatting with Vodafone when only getting 300/400, the actual you can expect is 455 as an average. Thats almost half of what you are paying for. Fortunatly we are in our 14 day period so have given them 72 hours to resolve or we will change supplier /or simply demand we pay for 455 up and download as supplied.

    • Miller Jones replied:

      Not true if it is a FTTP you get the max which is supported.

      What holds it back is capacity in the area or your devices (most times the problem is peoples devices)

      I know so many people who sign up for high speed internet and moan when the device they are using is wireless and doesn’t support these speeds or they are using a slow hdd which is the issue.

      If you only get 400 why not drop down to the 500 package you already know you can get close to that.

      The provider guarantees a speed i dont see what the problem is if you always get minimum 400.

      • Good news. I’m hoping to see the service go live in my area this year.

        I too use my own equipment, currently using PPPoE/CHAP auth for the FTTC connection so I doubt it’ll be any effort switching over to this. Literally, connect and swap the credentials, I’d imagine.

        Cheers!

  • If anyone here has the Vodafone Superfast 100, is this a full fibre (no copper) product with landline phone connected directly into the router? Vodafone website mensions this plan alongside the standard 36 and 76 meg offerings and is called Superfast rather than Ultrafast/Gigafast.

    Also Vodafone website states Superfast 100 to have 100mbps average download, but up to 18Mbps upload speed. If this is FTTP shouldnt this be an Average upload of 18mbps? The table above shows 20mbps average so im lost as to what the upload is for this plan.

    Also strangely the full fibre plans do not seem to be available on Business products, only Residential. Any idea why this is, as this would unfortunately mean we as a business would not be able to get fttp from Vodafone.

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