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Vodafone UK Opens Pre-Registration for Home Broadband and Phone Service

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 (5:56 pm) - Score 1,373
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Telecoms giant Vodafone UK has quietly added a pre-registration page for their forthcoming fixed line Home Broadband and Phone service, which reveals that the new product will be called VodafoneConnect.

According to Thinkbroadband, which spotted the development, Vodafone’s mobile customers have also started to receive SMS text messages that point to the new page and indeed the operator’s original plan was to launch the service sometime during the Spring 2015 window. A TV (IPTV) solution is also expected to follow later this year.

Sadly the pre-registration page doesn’t give away any details, although we know that Vodafone will connect their existing fibre optic broadband network to around 1,000 of BT’s parent telephone exchanges in order to reach roughly 80% of the country by the summer. “We will be putting in our routers at the VDSL [FTTC] parent exchanges,” said a Vodafone spokesperson to ISPreview.co.uk earlier this year.

The operator is widely anticipated to offer a mix of ADSL2+ (up to 20Mbps) and FTTC (up to 80Mbps) based broadband packages, although they’ll need to come up with something special in order to entice customers away from their competitors. But that’s going to be incredibly difficult given that practically all of the market’s potential niches are already covered.

Vodafone’s next challenge will be to keep their products well promoted and to communicate any changes with the wider media, which was somewhat of a weak point with their first attempt to launch a fixed line broadband service (Vodafone At Home) some years back. Vodafone Connect will surely face an uphill battle in order to break into what is now a fairly saturated market.

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8 Responses
  1. Avatar adslmax

    Do you think they’ll be able to offer a truly unlimited product?

  2. Avatar Hull_lad

    How long will ‘truly unlimited’ last, do you think? The last infrastructure report had the average household using 58GB, up from just over 30 a couple of years earlier – Can ISPs realistically afford to offer all you can eat data indefinitely, given the data explosion in each household? Mobile operators had to withdraw it, and the US market is re-establishing price/usage relationships. How long until the UK follows suit?

    • Avatar XYZ

      As it happens Vodafone is probably better placed than most other UK ISPs to weather that storm, what with it owning C&WW (which is both a large domestic fibre network, but also a tier-2 transit provider worldwide). That should give it some flexibility on transit costs, and economies of scale across its numerous international operations.

    • The big ISPs (and indeed the small ones that do it too) can continue to offer all you can eat as long as the average customer does not take them at their word. Growth in average monthly GB is probably running at between 25% and 50% per year, and has been doing this for quite a long time. It would only really cause the big ISPs major grief if the average usage screamed upwards suddendly – which if you have a (very) large customer base is not that likely.

    • Avatar Astroturfer

      Heh, try growing at 40-60% per annum.

  3. Avatar Lewis Skinner

    Vodafone@Home sold their previous ISP customers to Plusnet in 2013.

    Why the sudden change of heart?

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