Network environment has become an indispensable part of our lives, whether we are using the Internet, watching videos, downloading data, or playing games.
When we watch videos or play games online, we feel down if there is a lag in communication and we can't operate the system properly or if the communication is too slow.
Some of you may be wondering how to make your network environment as lag-free as possible.
NTT Plala " announced the beta service of its ISP gaming option in September of this year, and has been working on the network design based on feedback from over 100 beta testers. On December 9, 2021, " GGGGG Hik ari," an optional service that provides an optimal network environment for e-sports competitions, will be available on "Plala," an Internet Service Provider (ISP) operated by NTT Plala.
What is GGGGG Hikari?
GGGGG Hikari" is designed specifically for games and aims to eliminate lag delays in games, and has the following three features.
- Controlled bandwidth to prevent packet loss
- Shortened routes
- Abundant port allocation
To prevent packet loss, the bandwidth is designed exclusively for IPoE, and is designed to control traffic such as video, software downloads, and P2P switching software that would otherwise interfere with congestion, thereby preventing packet loss.
However, according to the results of a questionnaire collected from beta testers, 70% of them answered that they were able to play games with sufficient image quality even when video traffic is controlled, so it does not seem to have a significant impact on the quality of their games.
Other factors that cause delays include minimizing the number of hops to the game server where the game is being played, and the number of port allocations is abundant at 12,800 ports.
This means that even with a large number of simultaneous connections, game delays and disconnections due to lack of ports are unlikely to occur.
More than 70% of beta test users who were dissatisfied with the ping value in their own environments said they could feel the improvement, and although it is a reference result of one test play, the average ping value was suppressed to about 9ms even during the night time from 10pm to 3am, which is a measurement result of the beta version. I think you can count on it!
The service will be available from December 9, 2021!
NTT Plala 's optional service " GGGGG Hikari ", which we introduced this time, will be available from December 9, 2021 at 15:30!
The regular monthly fee is 1,320 yen, but we are currently running a campaign for a discount on the service!
By applying the campaign, the monthly fee will be 990 yen for 2 years, which is lower than the regular fee!
We are currently running two campaigns, and here are the details!
Campaign Offer 1
|Campaign Benefit 2||GGGGG Hikari Option monthly fee 990 yen/month for 2 years (tax included)|
|Campaign Period||Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Tuesday, May 31, 2022|
|Eligibility||Those who apply for GGGGG Hikari Option or PLALAGGGGG Hikari (Plala Hikari and GGGGG Hikari Option at the same time) during the campaign period|
|Privilege details||GGGGG Hikari Option monthly usage fee of 990 yen for 2 years (tax included)|
With the first benefit, the monthly fee will be 990 yen (tax included) for 2 years (24 months) starting from the following month (first month) of the month in which you start using the service!
And if you cancel during the campaign period, there is no cancellation fee!
Campaign Benefit 2
|Campaign Benefits||One month free of GGGG Hikari Option monthly fee|
|Campaign Period||Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Thursday, March 31, 2022|
|Eligibility||Those who apply for GGGGG Hikari Option or PLALAGGGGG Hikari (Plala Hikari and GGGGG Hikari Option at the same time) during the campaign period, and GGGG Hikari Option has been activated.|
|Privilege details||One month free of monthly usage fee for GGGGG Hikari Option|
The second benefit here is that GGGG optical option is free for one month from the following month, starting from the month to which the usage start date belongs (the first month)!
If you apply in December 2021 and start service in April 2022, which is outside the campaign period, you will not be eligible for this 1 month free GGGGG optical option, so please be careful when you sign up!
Now is the time to sign up!
We have mentioned about the campaign contents so far, but the best way to save money is to apply for both campaigns!
By applying both campaigns, the monthly fee will be 990 yen (including tax) for 2 years, and the first month of use and the following month will be free!
Furthermore, there is no cancellation fee even if you cancel within the campaign period, so we can recommend this service as a trial service to those who have concerns about their current network environment and would like to try another service, or to those who are considering a new contract.
The GGGG Hikari Optional Service introduced this time is offered to subscribers of docomo Hikari Internet Connection Service (1G) excluding Plala Hikari or S Course.
Please note that both offers are not applicable to those who have cancelled and re-applied for the campaign.
For details on how to apply, please visit the official GGGG Hikari website!