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Japan home owners to be offered 16Gbit/s Internet connection

Beat that, BT

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Japanese telecommunications carrier KDDI is to start offering 1Gbit/s fibre optic Internet hook-ups for less than the current price of a connection one tenth the speed.

The Hikari One Home Gigabit service will cost ¥5,460 (£28) per month and provide an upstream and downstream connection at 1G bps. Internet-based telephone service and cable TV service can be added to the connection for an additional fee.

It will be available to single-dwelling homes and apartment buildings up to three floors high in the Tokyo area and Hokkaido island in north Japan. KDDI's current fibre optic service for such buildings tops out at 100Mbit/s and costs ¥6,615 while the broadly available 10Mbit/s service costs around ¥4,599.

Japanese Internet users already enjoy some of the fastest and cheapest Internet connections in the world. Aggressive investment by carriers in fiber-optic networks and the country's densely packed cities leave many homes and buildings within easy reach of a fibre optic connection.



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nick said: Kddi also advertises for adsl 50 MBs and you get 5 After complaining they say it is not their faultBe aware of the advertising kddi scams

marketing scam said: KDDI may be offering 1gbps internet service but the PLC modem is limited to 85mbps The max bandwith you will get for internet PC phone and TV combined is 85mpbs This is not a dedicated line so the speeds will be even less that that 100Mbps Hikari optical Fiber is only 3000yen a month This is a marketing SCAM be careful to read the marketing material carefullyp8 on au hikari service guide

marketing scam said: KDDI may be offering 1gbps internet service but the PLC modem is limited to 85mbps The max bandwith you will get for internet PC phone and TV combined is 85mpbs This is not a dedicated line so the speeds will be even less that that 100Mbps Hikari optical Fiber is only 3000yen a month This is a marketing SCAM be careful to read the marketing material carefullyp8 on au hikari service guide

Wonderer said: And to think I was pleased when my homeISP upgraded to 10 MBps last weekBut isnt there a bit of an error in the headline

Avle said: Japanese people are so lucky I wonder when will other countries be able to offer a service like that Cant even imagine how fast ULDLs will be

Amarnath K Habib said: This is really amagingMe being in India currently enjoying the 2Mbits connection I am sure in India also we will hae this kind of high speed internet connection



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