Japan Introduces World’s Fastest Internet Speeds With Sony Nuro Fiber Service

Finally, the wait for the world fastest internet ends as So-net Entertainment- A Sony backed Japanese ISP launched the World’s fastest home internet on Monday. The fiber-based internet service reaches the download speeds of 2 gigabit per second (Gbps) which is twice as fast as Google Fiber and that too at 30% less cost. Currently, this high-speed internet services is available to homes and small businesses in Tokyo and other six surrounding preferences.

They call the lightning fast internet as “Nuro”. Nuro is a fiber based network that gets 2Gbps download speeds and 1Gbps upload speed and is currently only available in Japan. Nuro will cost 4,980 yen (US$51) per month on a two-year contract, plus a 52,500 yen installation fee that it is currently offering for free for those that apply online. At 30% cheaper and twice as fast as the quickest internet the United States has available, So-net has leaped ahead of the market and placed the United States further back in the race once again.

The company said the service includes rental of an ONU (optical network unit) designed to handle the high speeds. ONU devices are commonly used in homes and business to convert fiber to broadband Internet. The Japanese government has strongly backed fiber connections to private residences, and the country is now among the world leaders. The real advantage for So-net’s new service will be multiple people using the same connection, as higher speeds can be better handled across different computers. Hence Japan now own fastest internet connection and Sony is the one who launched the 2gbps fastest home internet called the Nuro.