ASAHI Net Inc has begun offering its ASAHI Net LTE service. ASAHI Net LTE offers 100Mbps downstream communication speed. It is a mobile data communication service with speeds comparable to a fiber optic connection.
The monthly service charges are the lowest for a LTE service in the Japan ISP business (according to ASAHI Net's research on Feb 18).
The ASAHI Net LTE service is being offered to individuals and businesses. With the addition of ASAHI Net's Fixed IP Address option, the ASAHI Net LTE service can be used to create high security communication environments such as required for surveillance cameras, parking check out machines, BEMS (Building and Energy Management Systems), digital signage, M2M (Machine to Machine).
There are four plans.
-- 128K plan: Monthly charge 785 yen/month (Unlimited data/month) -- 1 Giga Plan: Monthly charge 1,950 yen/month (1GB/month data) -- 2 Giga Plan: Monthly charge 2,790 yen/month (2GB/month data) -- 3 Giga Plan: Monthly charge 3,790 yen/month (3GB/month data)
The Fixed IP Address option can be added for an extra 840 yen/month.
The above charges apply when the ASAHI Net LTE service is used as the main Internet connection service. If using the LTE service with other Internet connection services provided by ASAHI Net (e.g. fiber-optic services), a 52 yen/month discount is possible.
- In addition to the monthly charges above, a universal service charge of 3.15 yen/month per SIM card will be charged.
The SIM cards offered with the ASAHI Net LTE service are Mini-SIM and Micro-SIM.
Compatible devices are NTT DOCOMO-supplied LTE (Xi) compatible devices (smartphone, tablet, mobile router, etc), or SIM Free mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, etc).
Service area is the same as that provided with NTT DoCoMo's Xi and FOMA services.
How To Apply
Make an application using one of the following methods:
Online: http://asahi-net.jp/en/service/mobile/lte/ Phone: 03-3569-3522 English line （10 a.m. to 5p.m., weekdays).© Japan Today