What an excellent speed of Japanese Internet connections

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Jul 5, 2012 13:39
Do you know FTTH(Fiber To The Home)?

There are several types of Internet connections in Japan.

The most used one is ADSL.
FTTH is faster than ADSL.

The high speed ADSL provides over 40 Mbps.
The low speed ADSL provides around 12 Mbps.

Generally, FTTH provides 100 Mbps or 200 Mbps.
I used 100 Mbps when I was in Japan.

KDDI, a company name, provides 1 Gbps of FTTH.
It costs 5,985 yen per a month.
This is so amazing.


I researched the speed of Internet connections in U.S.A.
For example, AT&T provide 24 Mbps and it costs $63 per a month.

If the exchange rate is 80 yen/dollar, it means 5040 yen per a month.
If you spend the same amount of money, you can get 50 Mbps of Internet connection in Japan.
However, if you could pay extra 945 yen per a month,
you can get 200 times faster Internet connection.


I would like to mention wireless connections.

It had better to consider choosing UQ WiMAX, EMOBILE LTE or something else.
These wireless connections are up to the high speed ADSL.
UQ WiMAX provides up to 40 Mbps and EMOBILE LTE provides up to 75 Mbps.
Softbank will provide 110 Mbps mobile wifi.
In the near future, WiMAX2 will provides up to 165 Mbps.

It is ridiculous to choose ADSL rather than wireless now.

I assume that the speed in Korea is as fast as in Japan.