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4G mobile phone network coming to Japan

4G mobile phone network coming to Japan

Japanese technology firm NTT DoCoMo plans to push ahead with a 4G mobile phone network, it has been confirmed.

The company’s chief executive Ryugi Yamada confirmed its plans to deploy the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology in an interview in the Financial Times.

The news means that Japanese mobile phone owners will benefit from super fast internet access and downloads as early next year.This promises to transform the way that consumers use their mobile phones and consume media.

Tests have shown that 4G networks could be capable of delivering speeds of up to 300Mb, meaning that users could expect to download movies in a matter of seconds.

DoCoMo has consistently been ahead of the curve with mobile phone network technology, having launched its 3G network back in 2001.

Meanwhile, earlier this LG, which offers a range of internet enabled phones including the LG Cookie KP500, unveiled a new 4G modem chip that it claimed can speed up mobile phone downloads by up to eight times from the current maximum of 7.2Mb.

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