The fastest home Internet - in Japan (2Gbit / s)
The other day it became known that the Japanese provider So-net Entertainment added to its package of offered services a connection to the Network at speeds up to 2 Gb / s. And this is the home Internet, and not any pilot project developed by the research institute. In this case, Sony is the partner. The new high-speed connection service was called Nuro and is already available for residents of Tokyo + residents of several neighboring prefectures.
According to company management, this package is designed not only for households, but also for restaurant business owners and other small companies. At the same time, the cost of the package is not so high: 51 US dollars per month when concluding a contract for 2 years (plus about the same for installation of equipment, one-time). At the same time, we all know what “up to 2 Gbit / s” can mean (well, 10 Mbit / s is also a “do”, and some domestic providers are actively using this technique). However, in the case of the Japanese, things are a little different.
In this particular case, “up to 2 Gbit / s” means that the provider gives a guarantee for download at a speed of about 2 Gbit / s, but sending data from the user will take place at a speed not exceeding 1 Gbit / s. The project itself was made possible thanks to the development and implementation of an optical receiver (the technology itself is based on the GPON / Gigabit-capable Passive Optics Networks), which "extends" the connection channel to the indicated speeds. The device connects directly to the optics, converting the optical / light signals into electrical ones.
In addition to the companies mentioned above, the authorities also took part in the project, which provided partial financing for the project to deploy FOCL infrastructure in the city and prefectures.