Which Home Internet Plan is the best in Japan?

By on February 14, 2017

Fiber optic vendors in Japan might be constantly tweaking their fee structure to stay on top of the game but Sony Network Communications’ blazing fast internet speed NURO is hard to beat. With its 2 Gbps fiber connection, it is possible to download an entire film in less than 40 seconds.

The service costs ¥29,916 a year or ¥4,743 a month.

“The competition among Fiber Optic vendors in Japan has gotten tougher,” says Tokyo IT professional Ken Maeda.

“The rates and campaigns change almost every month so if you are looking for the cheapest plan, AU Hikari is the way to go.”

According to Maeda, NURO is not only the fastest, it beats all the other providers in terms of annual costs too. Look to the table below to compare.

Fiber Optic (Flets Hikari) vendors in Japan are divided into 3 groups: NTT, Hikari Korabo Providers (also known as ‘resellers’) and Independent (AU Hikari by KDDI, NURO Hikari by Sony Network Communications).

OCN, Softbank, NTT Docomo, Biglobe, Excite, Marubeni Telecom, Asahi Net, etc. are all resellers.


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