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Japanese Satellite Offers High Speed Internet

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says the launching of the new high speed access satellite will provide a significant boost in Internet access technology.

JAXA’s satellite-fired fast Internet project is a successful tie-up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and targets to generously provide the service to businesses and homes.

Launched with a rocket, the satellite would beam Internet access via small disks to be installed in residential areas and offices and promises to be much faster than current interconnections through cable and DSL services.

A JAXA news release said: “The new technology would enhance Internet connections in the Asian region with a promise of 1.2 gigabytes per second.”

The JAXA also cited that the new technology “will make possible great advances in telemedicine, which will eventually take high-quality medical treatment to remote areas, and in distance education, connecting students and teachers separated by great distances,” JAXA said.