- Jun 26, 2007
- Reaction score
Still, the evidence that Super 3G is on track is now public, after a full-scale demonstration in Tokyo this week.
DSL, FTTH slowcoaches
Using 4 x 4 MIMO equipment in a so-called LTE (long-term evolution) test network, DoCoMo was able to show mobile downloads at 250MBit/s and uploads at 50Mbit/s.
To compare that to fixed connections, the average domestic fibre connection in Japan is rated at 100Mbit/s both ways, while DSL in countries like the UK languishes far behind at around 3Mbit/s.
2009 inked in
DoCoMo says it will start building its Super 3G network in late 2009, meaning - thanks to the fact that it only needs to upgrade the software powering its existing 3G service - that 2010 likely marks the start of the LTE era.