Thought Google Fiber is the fastest internet service money can afford? Well, think again because So-Net Entertainment Corporation, a local ISP in Japan and a subsidiary of Sony Corporation has recently unveiled NURO, the world’s fastest home internet that’s twice the speed of what Google has to offer.
NURO runs on Japan’s GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optics Network) which is capable of handling top DL speed of up to 2.49Gbps. From the network, it is distributed to offices and households through optical fiber which then passes through a device called ONU (Optical Network Unit) that converts the signal to broadband internet.
So how fast is So-Net’s NURO? It’s capable of an eye-popping downlink speed of 2Gbps with an upload speed of 1Gbps. It’s so fast that it makes our current LTE service look like dial-up connection when pitted against it.
The service is being offered in Japan for USD51 on a two-year contract plus an additional USD535 for installation fee. Now imagine if we can hook up to that kind of connection. Not bad, considering that you’re getting what you’ve signed up for unlike here in our country.