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Long Term Evolution (LTE) – next level for mobile

Just when we thought we were getting there with 3G here comes LTE in Japan, the next level.

Its not clear what the individual phone download rate would be, but it will be fast.

DoCoMo To Invest Y300-400bn In LTE Network

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NTT DoCoMo President Ryuji Yamada

TOKYO (Nikkei)–NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437) will spend 300-400 billion yen over the next five years to develop LTE (Long Term Evolution), the next-generation high-speed cellular network it plans to launch in the second half of 2010, said President Ryuji Yamada on Tuesday.

“The mobile phone market is entering maturity, but its functionality will keep evolving,” Yamada said during his keynote speech at Global ICT Summit 2009, an event hosted by The Nikkei and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Researched by Nobuyo Henderson

Written by Colin Henderson

June 9, 2009 at 01:41

Posted in mobile

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