Nuro Fiber-optic network
Supported by Sony’s Japanese ISP So-net Entertainment began offering today in Japan home access to the Internet at speeds up to 2 Gbit/sec. In So-net say that their offer is the fastest home Internet in the world. According to the company, the new Nuro service is now available in Tokyo and six surrounding prefectures. It is aimed at home users, small business and restaurants.
The use of Nuro will cost users in the local 4980 yen per month (51 per dollar) when signing a 2-year contract. The company also reports that ensures the download speed up to 2 Gbit/sec, but upload speed will not exceed 1 Gbps.
The company said that along with the contract the user receives a special optical receiver that enables to work with such high Internet speeds. Specialized optical node connects directly to fiber optic cable and converts the signals from optical to electronic, transferring it to a router or directly into a computer. Note that although the provider is obligated to give the customer a bar at 2 Gbit/sec, almost none of the Internet hosts is not transferring data at that speed, and modern consumer-level routers do not support speeds above 1 Gbit/sec per port.
According to representatives of So-net, the launch of ultra-fast networks is made possible thanks to the support of local authorities, which partially funded the laying of fiber optic lines in urban areas and some homes. Previously, official Tokyo has actively supported the concept of FTTH (Fibre to the Home) across the city.
System access So-net is built on the basis of technology GPON or Gigabit-capable Passive Optics Networks, supporting up to 2,488 Gbit/s downstream channel.
The Nuro network provides download speeds up to 2 gigabits per second, impact — up to 1 Gigabit per second, making it the fastest, «home» network in the world. In this case a subscription fee for access to online resources at high speed will be comparable with the standard and will be about 50 dollars a month, celebrate the official representatives of Sony .
Recall that on technology that will help dramatically increase the speed of Internet access, scientists from Bangor University (UK). Thanks to new technology the speed of Internet access for ordinary households can increase up to 20 gigabits per second, roughly two thousand times compared to current levels.
In addition, a similar project was implemented by the engineers of Google Fiber, which managed to bring the speed of data transmission in fiber-optic networks up to Gigabit per second. Currently running a test network in the U.S. city of Kansas city.
Japanese Internet provider offered a “world’s fastest” home Internet
So, the new fiber-optic network Nuro launched in Japan . It will allow users to download files from the net at record speeds – two Gigabit per second.
Nuro – the brainchild of the famous company of Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony . The price of such pleasure – not more than fifty dollars a month. But Japanese companies have a serious problem.
An obstacle to the introduction of this service to the masses became the network adapters equipped on most Japanese computers of the previous generation. Alas, they just don’t “pull” the Internet at a high speed.
Nuro is the fastest home Internet in Japan
According to the official representative of Sony, a Japanese Internet service provider called So-net Entertainment, which is part of the company, in operation launched ultra-fast fibre optic network Nuro.
The inhabitants of Tokyo and six nearby prefectures became available high-speed Internet. As reported by the official representative of Sony, the largest in Japan, an Internet service provider called So-net Entertainment, which has rights to the company, entered into a full-fledged operation of its Nuro fiber-optic network . which is able to provide incoming speed Internet up to 2 GB/second, and outbound speeds of up to 1 Gbit/second. This is the fastest connection in the world that is used today for home Internet.
But, it should be noted that most of the inhabitants of the land of the Rising sun will not be able to enjoy the achievements of the most modern technologies, because almost all home computers built network adapters, which reduce the download speed (they can only work with speeds up to 1 Gbps). Interesting, would have pulled the tablet ainol novo 7 mars the price of which is less than we would have to pay a lump sum for connection, for such a fast Japanese Internet. Well, okay. Still fully to assess new opportunities, as well as ultra-high-speed can only companies, where they have special equipment. Monthly fee for use of the speeds is not very high for users. It will be about $ 50. However, a prerequisite is to connect the conclusion with the provider So-net Entertainment agreement for two years, and the payment of a lump sum payment that is approximately $ 500.