While Australians are busy arguing whether 25 megabits per second (Mbps), 50Mbps, or 100Mbps delivered by the National Broadband Network (NBN) is "reported by PCWorld." for the country, a Japanese internet service provider (ISP) has launched a new 2Gbps service, as
The price for this 2Gbps down, 1 Gbps up service on So-net, a Sony-backed ISP in Japan, comes in at AU$50 per month on a two-year contract, with an AU$525 installation fee.
Not only is this service 80 times faster than thefor its version of the NBN, it also eclipses the , and leaves gigabit Ethernet in its wake.
Compared to the, the Japanese offering clocks in at a zippy 465 times faster.
The theoretical limit of the So-net service is reported to be 2.488Gbps downstream.
Japanese fibre rollout is also without the associated problems of needing access to another telco's ducts — imagine Telstra or Optus trying to string up a series of poles like NTT does.