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Super-speed Internet refers to a 1.2 GBps Internet connection provided by a Japanese satellite.
The Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration Satellite (WINDS) is part of a Japanese space initiative designed to provide Internet access to remote parts of Japan and Asia.
Japan’s broadband is the world’s fastest and least expensive. Its Internet use through mobile phones is the highest in the world.
The WINDS satellite was launched in February 2008 with the goal of providing Internet connectivity to every corner of the country. It’s a joint effort by two companies: Japan Aerospace Exploratory Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
According to Reuters, the WINDS satellite was launched from the island of Tanegashima, about 620 miles south of Tokyo. The JAXA informed Reuters that the project is working on developing a society with no digital divide, where people in all parts of the country - even remote areas - can enjoy high-speed communication.
Besides providing super-speed Internet, WINDS also contributes to a solid wireless infrastructure that is resistant to earthquakes, storms and erosion.