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J:COM notches high-speed MDU deal

Thu, 09/01/2005 - 8:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

J:COM of Japan has reached a deal to provide "best-effort" 100 Mbps Internet services to new apartments built by Namiki Real Estate Co. Ltd.

The 100-meg service, to be called J:COM NET Hikari, will target multiple dwelling units (MDUs) with 20 units or more in all of the cable operator's service area. Property residents will have free access to the symmetrical high-speed data service.

The "blanket agreement" includes a provision for MDUs with 19 units or less. Those will be offered speeds up to 30 Mbps under the J:COM NET Premier umbrella.

Elsewhere on the international front, Deutsche Telekom said it will spend about 3 billion euros rolling out a fiber network capable of speeds up to 50 Mbps. The company intends to provide the capability to Germany's 50 largest cities by 2007.

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