September 24, 2008
KDDI is pleased to announce that on October 1 it will start accepting applications for and introduce 'HIKARI-one Home,' high speed fiber optic broadband Internet service with a maximum upload and download speed of 1Gbps (1,000Mbps)  at a low price equivalent to that for ADSL. This 1Gbps Internet service for residences will be the first such service to be offered in eastern Japan .
Conditioned on a two year contract, the 'Giga Value Plan' is the least expensive plan in the industry  with a basic fee of 5,460 yen  a month for Internet service or 5,985 yen  a month for both Internet and phone service.
'HIKARI-one Home,' a broadband service that combines three services -Internet, phone, and TV- is available for detached homes and small apartment complexes . Substantially faster than the uploading and downloading speed of 100Mbps  for traditional Internet connections and with a lower cost, the new 'Giga Value Plan' allows users and enhance comfort in using the Internet and downloading video content and music.
With the launch of 'Giga Value Plan,' KDDI is providing a more advanced Giga Home Gateway, which provides not only high speed communication - up to 1Gbps - but also possesses wireless LAN functions and a USB port. Therefore the gateway provides various conveniences such as being able to connect game machines and network compatible AV equipment and to easily share data files with family members using handy USB memory. In addition, the device is environment friendly with a low-power mode.
KDDI will also expand the area in which the 'HIKARI one Home' service is available in and launch service and accept new applications for the 'Giga Value Plan' in both the Kanto area and Hokkaido on October 1.