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    Ziggo supplies almost 60,000 households in Zwolle with gigabit internet

    The municipality in the province of Overijssel is ready for the future with the GigaNet of VodafoneZiggo

    6 mei 2021

    As of today, Ziggo is offering superfast internet in one fell swoop to more than 60,000 households and business premises in Zwolle. Download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second are possible in the municipality in Overijssel as of now. In total, Ziggo will supply over 3.2 million Dutch households and companies with gigabit speeds with this newest connection. In the course of 2022, VodafoneZiggo will offer all customers access to a maximum download speed of 1 Gbps via the existing network.

    In recent times, Ziggo’s network has been improved by smart technology. As a result, it wasn't necessary to dig up the street. The 1 Gbps download speeds are therefore available with immediate effect. There are no waiting times or delays.

    Ready for the future
    "The rollout of super-fast internet in the Netherlands is entirely in line with VodafoneZiggo's ambition to prepare the Netherlands for the digital future," according to Jeroen Hoencamp, CEO of VodafoneZiggo: “Under the name GigaNet, the powerful network of Vodafone and Ziggo, we annually invest hundreds of millions in a stable, innovative and secure network. 'Gigabit without digging' is a key part of this. Thanks to all these investments to make our network 1 gigabit suitable, it’s not only customers who opt for the fastest internet speed that benefit. All connected customers also automatically benefit from a faster and more stable network connection without having to do anything."

    Network investments
    Recently, the cable network in Zwolle was technically prepared for gigabit internet. Ziggo technicians installed more than 116,334 new connectors for home connections and replaced more than 10,858 connection cables in 6,204 street cabinets. A total of more than 12 kilometres of new network cabling in street cabinets and local exchanges. As a result of all these innovations, Ziggo will switch on entire cities or regions at once, instead of high-speed internet being available on a street or neighbourhood basis.

    97% signal via fibre optic cables
    Ziggo's fixed network is a typical hybrid network that consists of fibre optic and coaxial cables. An average of 97% of the route taken by the internet signal from the data centre to a house connection runs through the Ziggo network via fibre optic cables. Only the last part, from the fiber node to the living room, goes via coaxial cables. Ziggo applies DOCSIS 3.1 technology to this coaxial part, which also allows fast internet speeds with a download speed of up to 1 Gbps. This technology ensures that speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second will become possible within a few years. Upload speeds will also increase over time. In April, VodafoneZiggo achieved a download speed of 10 gigabits per second during a test on the existing fixed network. With this speed, an average two-hour 4K film can be downloaded in 10 seconds.

    GIGA subscription
    Ziggo's new 'GIGA' subscription includes: internet up to 1 Gbps download and 50 Mbps upload, the most comprehensive television channel package via the interactive Mediabox Next, Ziggo Movies & Series (Home or HBO), Ziggo Sport, Ziggo GO app and a fixed telephone connection.

    Read more about GigaNet here, the powerful network of Vodafone and Ziggo.