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Sony launches world’s fastest internet service in Japan

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.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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30 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    Pde naman yan d2 sa pinas… 2GBPS DL(On ADS)… yung nga lang sa pagkumuha ka na… 256KBPS nlang nka capped pa. wlang asenso d2. zzzzzz

  2. manuel says:

    malayu pa tayu diyan. taga dito ako sa US eh, dito di overprice internet pero para sakin yung 20mbps ko sobra sobra na eh. dati 3mbps lang ako tapos nung nagpakabit ako ng 20 parang di ko pala kailangan. wala kasi in between 20 and 3 kaya parang nakakapanghinayang. Sana maging standard narin ang 3mbps sa pilipinas para atleast di mabagal video call ko sa pilipinas

  3. Digest says:

    Walang pag asa dito sa pinas. Yan lang masasabi ko. Bow.

  4. Rabitto29 says:

    grabeng speed yan O_O baka pagkaclick ko ng download tapos agad

  5. Rich says:

    Panaginip lang yan dito sa Pilipinas!
    if ever magkaroon ng ganyan dito, its only good on Paper. dahil greedy ang mga Telcos dito!

  6. Jehmaine says:

    Lol, imagine 51USD per month.. or about 2k php per month lang. and you will get that speed. tama ba?

    • Pai says:

      from what i understand, ung 51 USD (2,100 PHP) na yan is good for 2 years, kaso magkakatalo lang sa installation fee na 535 USD, which is nasa 22,000 PHP :)

    • kaya says:

      papatulan ko yan basta guaranteed speed at walang limit ang download/upload.

      sana mahiya naman ang mga telco natin

  7. garz says:

    $51 a month but $535 installation fee?

    • lolwut says:

      Let’s do the math comparing it to a 3mbps offered by PLDT, shall we?

      $51 x 24mos = $1224
      $1224 + 535 = $1759
      $1759 x Php41 = Php 72119

      PLDT 3mbps
      Php 2600 x 24mos = Php 62400
      P 62400 + 1000 (installation fee)
      = Php 63400

      for less than 10k PHP I’d take this if it were just available here.

    • Rabitto29 says:

      while here in the Philippines, you’ll have to dish out Php20,000.00 per month for a measly 100Mbps speed (PLDT fibr, Globe Torque) compared to that $51 per month with 2Gbps :/

  8. bugeyedmajormanuals says:

    Hence the 4K movie stream and PS4 live stream services.

  9. benchmark says:

    Sa opinion ko lang naman, if yung mga telcos natin, focus sa isang speed, pero consistent naman, mas ok sana…pero hinde eh, benta sila ng benta ng i-net, yet yung reliability nung speed, hinde naman nila maibigay…parang false advertising ba. Worse, ang dami naman naloloko nila….just sad. :(

    Sana focus muna sila sa EDGE or 3G, kung mabigay nila ng 90% nung speed nun as in CONSISTENT for the whole year round, then dun sila lumipat ng 4G or LTE…

  10. UpLink says:

    Kapag inadd yung monthly bill for 24 months at installation fee. Mahigit 3000 pesos per month lang. :O

  11. Renel says:

    11k nga bayad namin sa dalawang connection para walang delay sa internet cafe :)

    Sobrang mura ang internet sa japan

  12. yify says:

    imagine all the movies you can download!!

  13. meh says:

    So why can’t the philippines do this? I don’t understand why the country stays so far behind. They tax the people a lot, so they have money, whats the hold up?

    • kaius says:

      like duhh as if u don’t know! its bcoz TELCO’s and the government here in the Philippines are all greedy and corrupt! all of their faces look the same “BUWAYA”.

  14. swix says:

    So dito sa Pilipinas, isa sa pinakamataas na singil sa kuryente, overpriced pa ang internet relative sa speed na nakukuha.

  15. mautak ang sony says:

    ginawa siguro ito ng sony para gumanda at bumilis ang internet functions ng mga 4K-tvs nila.

  16. roiji says:

    i’d take this anytime without hesitation!
    mas sulit kaysa sa mga offerings dito! hehe’
    don’t care about the installation fee mahal naman talaga mag latag ng optic fiber XD

  17. Christian says:

    Kahit sabihin pa ng government na dapat ganito ang standard speed ng internet, hindi naman nila kayang pasunurin ‘tong mga giant telcos natin e. kayang kaya i-bully ng mga telcos ang government natin. At wala namang paki-alam ang mga telcos na ‘to satin, importante ay kumita sila.

  18. fireice2 says:

    Dapat ibawal na “UP TO” na internet speed advertising.

  19. dwerek says:

    Dito naman sa Singapore naka M1 ako. For SG $75 (Almost 2,500) sa GamePro Plan may 200 Mbps ka na at fiber optic pa ang network. Maski janitor ata dito naka 50 Mbps.

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  21. daniel says:

    DAMN…. my parents are using a 92mbps internet in Japan on a P3000.00 feeee!!!!!!!

    GOD!!! this is robbery.

    compared to what we use now in our house, it is Plan 3000 5mpbs from PLDT(don’t get me wrong, im super satisfied cause it is fast, reliable than competition but still, paying the same price in Japan…. huhuhu)

  22. marsian says:

    here in mars we we have 10Tb/s we only pay it for nothing all free… earth, so wasted!

  23. leonidas says:

    sobrang bilis, un lang gano kabilis computer mo pra ma store/write yung 1gb file na download mo??

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