KDDI announced yesterday that the company would launch 1Gbps home services with a less expenssive price than its 100Mbps services. It seems, however, the new price level is almost equal to a 100Mbps home service price of NTT, although its initial installation cost may be a bit higher than 100Mbps service subscription. Only the new condition of the new services seems to be a minimum subscription period of two years.
The ten times broader bandwidth will provide us with varieties of new applications services, including simultaneous services of high-definition quality video movie transmissions, video phone talks and data exchange over the internet.
There have been a few other carriers that are providing Giga-bit services, and the KDDI's participation this time will be accelerating to open up a highly competitive new market of broadband services where no one has ever experienced before.