The latest development in broadband internet from Japan, where typical home connections top 100Mbps, might just make readers in other countries weep tears of jealousy.
The so-called 10G-EPON system is based on the still-incomplete standard that's also intended to handle 1Gbps uploads. NEC says it will be ready for the market in one or two years.
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While the numbers are impressive, even by Japanese standards, it's still not time to book a one-way ticket to the Far East – the technology will likely by used by telecoms companies to deliver that bandwidth to an area and then split between several houses.