Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > NZ Computing > High speed Nippon

Thread Tools

High speed Nippon

Posts: n/a
Japan's broadband race shows no signs of slowing. In July, Softbank
unveiled a 26-megabit service. On Oct. 1, eAccess announced it would
start the world's first 40-megabit ADSL service, even as most U.S.
ADSL providers are still struggling to offer 1.5 megabits per second.
NTT East is expected to be close behind. Softbank won't say whether it
will follow suit.

Japan had 11.8 million high-speed Internet subscribers as of August,
up more than sevenfold from 1.6 million two years earlier. That gives
it a broadband penetration rate of almost 10%, around U.S. levels.

Mind boggling 15 Mbs, with:

1) Large video library on demand,

2) super-high speed Web access,

3) voice calls to ANY subscriber ANYWHERE in the country at local
rates with a tentative committment to Europe-wide service in the
proximate future,

4) Worldwide Sat-TV.

All for 80 to 90 Euro/mo.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Def Brings High Sales Hopes. Allan DVD Video 59 08-08-2005 06:03 PM
Looking for high-end 18- or 19-inch flat panels with high resolution. KL234 Digital Photography 6 02-26-2004 08:18 PM
speed speed speed a.metselaar Computer Support 14 12-30-2003 03:34 AM
USB High Speed against USB Non High Speed DannyD1355 Computer Support 1 09-07-2003 02:59 AM