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Sony Network Communications Inc. High-speed Internet “NURO Hikari” begins providing 10 Giga service in Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures

Sony Network Communications Inc.
High-speed internet “NURO Hikari” starts providing 10 Giga service in Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures
~Exceeding 1.5 million optical lines, expanding the spread of high-speed, high-capacity lines~ https://www.nuro.jp/hikari/ ……
Sony Network Communications Inc. will expand the service area of ​​its high-speed optical line service “NURO Hikari” and begin providing services with maximum communication speeds of 10Gbps (*1) in Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures. In the Tohoku area, we began providing services in Miyagi Prefecture in February 2023, and with this expansion, NURO Hikari’s 10 Giga service will be available in three prefectures in the Tohoku area. Applications and service provision are scheduled to start sequentially from April 15th.
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The plans offered in Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures are “NURO Hikari 10 Giga” and “NURO Hikari for Apartment 10 Giga.” We provide high-speed, large-capacity services with a maximum communication speed of 10Gbps for both upstream and downstream connections at a reasonable price. As an example, for the “NURO Hikari 10 Giga (3-year contract)” plan, the basic monthly fee is 5,700 yen (*). Additionally, in addition to the benefit of a basic monthly fee of 980 yen for the first year, there are also other benefits such as the “U29 Support Discount” (*), which allows those under the age of 29 to use the service for a monthly fee of 3,850 yen for four years.
(*) Please see below for details on fees and benefits.
“NURO Hikari” has previously been focused on services with a maximum download speed of 2Gbps (*2), but with the rollout to the Tohoku area in February 2023, 10 Our policy is to only provide gigabytes, and we are now in full swing to expand to 10 gigabytes. In Miyagi Prefecture, one year after the service was launched, 10 Gigabit service is becoming more popular, and by prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture has the second largest number of applications for 10 Gigabit service after Tokyo. We will now provide only 10 gigabytes to Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures, promoting the spread of high-speed lines throughout the country.
In recent years, communication has become more and more online, and the content that users interact with is becoming richer every day, making the role of high-speed and stable communication more important than ever. In this environment, the number of fiber optic lines including NURO Hikari has exceeded 1.5 million lines (*3) for both individuals and corporations.
In the future, we will continue to promote the standardization of 10 gigabyte services that enable faster, higher-capacity communications in order to realize a comfortable future for users.
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About “NURO Hikari” deployment in Fukushima and Yamagata prefectures ■Reception/Provision start date
 Sequentially after April 15, 2024
■Offer plan
・NURO Hikari 10 Giga (3 year contract)
・NURO Hikari 10 Giga (no contract period)
・NURO Hikari for apartment 10 giga (3 year contract)
・NURO Hikari for apartment 10 giga (no contract period)
*Maximum communication speed is up to 10Gbps for up/down.
■New service area
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■Reception counter
Official website/official phone number
“NURO Hikari” https://www.nuro.jp/hikari/
“NURO Hikari for Mansion” https://www.nuro.jp/mansion/
-“NURO Hikari 2 Giga” service area-
Some areas of Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Aichi, Shizuoka, Gifu, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Hiroshima, Okayama, Fukuoka, and Saga
-“NURO Hikari 10 Giga” service area-
Hokkaido, Miyagi, Fukushima, Yamagata, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Aichi, Shizuoka, Gifu, Mie, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Hiroshima, Okayama, Fukuoka, and parts of Saga area
*The Yamagata/Fukushima area will be provided sequentially from April 15, 2024. *Please refer to the official website for plan details.
https://www.nuro.jp/hikari/apply.html
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(*1)
・The communication speed of “10Gbps” is the maximum speed according to technical standards that can be provided from the network to the home terminal device.
・The maximum communication speed that can be used according to the technical standards for one terminal device is approximately 10Gbps when using a wired connection (using a LAN cable of 10GBASE-T, category 6a or higher), and approximately 4.8Gbps when using a wireless connection (in the premises installed by our company). 2.4Gbps depending on the terminal device model.
・Speeds may decrease depending on the customer’s usage environment (device specifications, etc.), line congestion, etc.
(*2)
・The communication speed of “2Gbps” is the maximum download speed provided by the technical standard from the network to the home terminal device. It does not indicate the communication speed to each individual terminal device used by the customer.
– The maximum communication speed that can be used by one terminal device according to technical standards is approximately 1Gbps when using a wired connection (1000BASE-T 1 port, using a LAN cable of category 5e or higher) and approximately 1.3Gbps when using a wireless connection. (This is the speed for IEEE802.11ac. It may not be compatible depending on the model of the in-home terminal device installed by us.)
・Speeds may decrease depending on the customer’s usage environment (device specifications, etc.), line congestion, etc.
(*3) As of the end of February 2024. “NURO Hikari” service for individuals, “NURO Access” of “NURO Biz”, an ICT solution service for corporations provided by subsidiary Sony Biz Networks Inc., and “NURO Access” for all condominium units provided by subsidiary Sony Network Communications Connect Inc. Includes the number of lines such as “NURO Hikari Connect”.
*All prices listed include tax.
*Company names, product names, and service names listed are trademarks or registered trademarks of each company.
*The information listed here is as of the date of announcement. Please note that the information may differ from the search date.
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“NURO Hikari 10 Giga” plan/benefits details
■“NURO Hikari 10 Giga” plan (as of April 2, 2024)
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・For those under 29 years old, the basic monthly fee is 3,850 yen for 4 years (“U29 support discount”)
・An amount equivalent to the installment of the basic construction cost of 44,000 yen will be discounted from the contract administration fee or basic monthly fee.
・Refund up to 60,000 yen for contract cancellation fees and basic construction cost balances that occur when switching from another company’s service
*Please refer to the service page for details on the fees and benefits of the “NURO Hikari 10 Giga” plan.
https://www.nuro.jp/hikari/apply.html
■“NURO Hikari for Apartment 10 Giga” plan (as of April 2, 2024)
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■Main benefits of “NURO Hikari for Mansion 10 Giga (3-year contract)” (as of April 2, 2024)
・25,000 yen cashback after 6 months from the start of use
・An amount equivalent to the installment of 44,000 yen for in-home construction costs will be discounted from the contract administration fee or monthly contribution.
*Please refer to the service page for details on the “NURO Hikari for Apartment 10 Giga” plan.
https://www.nuro.jp/mansion/price/
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