Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World's fastest home internet service hits Japan

Ahem, just recently Maxis announced its 4G LTE services recently with a claimed download speed of up to 75Mbps (and you are lucky to get 1Mbps of 3G speed here), consumers in Japan can now enjoy download speed of 2Gbps.

That's about 1,000 times faster than our average speed of 2Mbps. Darn!

Engadget reported that Japan has the world's fastest commercially-provided home internet service called Nuro. Launched on April 15 by Sony-supported ISP So-net, the fiber connection pulls down data at 2 Gbps, and sends it up at 1 Gbps.

An optical network unit (ONU) given to Nuro customers comes outfitted with 3 Gigabit ethernet ports and supports 450 Mbps over 802.11 a/b/g/n. When attached to a two-year contract, web surfers will be set back 4,980 yen (RM154) per month and pony up a required 52,500 yen (approx. RM1,630) installation fee, which is currently being waived for those who apply online.

Consumers can register their house, apartment or small business to receive the blazing speed, so long as they're located within Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa or Saitama.

TheGreenMechanics: Come on Malaysia, give us better speed for the money. Don't hide behind the "at best effort" disclaimer when you can't deliver the promised speed!

More info: Engadget

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