NTT Docomo Teams With Six Equipment Makers to Test 10 Gbps "5G"
May 8, 2014 5:32 PM
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New technologies from the likes of Samsung and Nokia will be put to the test
NTT Docomo Inc. (
) -- Japan's largest wireless carrier -- this week
its plans for fifth generation (5G) wireless data technology trials in Japan. It hopes to bump speeds up roughly 1,000 fold over standard 4G LTE speeds, hitting speeds as high as 10 Gbps.
To get that kind of performance, it's testing new technologies like machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and dense base station coordination. The 5G tests will examine the performance of several higher frequency bands, including the 28 GHz and 70 GHz bands, regimes sometimes referred to as
"millimeter wave" technologies
NTT Docomo is teaming up with six
top telecommunications equipment makers
, including -- Nokia Oyj. (
), Alcatel Lucent SA(
), Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (
), Ericsson AB (
), NEC Corp. (
), and Fujitsu, Ltd. (
It released this diagram describing each company's prospective test plans:
Comments Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at NTT Docomo:
5G studies are starting to gain real momentum as we point toward 2020. I am delighted that we will collaborate on 5G experimental trials with multiple global vendors from this early stage.
The first tests will start later this year and will be done indoors at the Docomo R&D Center in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Next year outdoor field tests will begin in Japan.
Similar 5G tech tests
ongoing in London, UK
. "5G" technology is expected to begin standardization in 2016.
NTT Docomo [press release]
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5/9/2014 10:50:06 AM
The only reason we have data caps is because the cellular providers are greedy. There is zero demonstrable evidence that data caps reduce network congestion. People still use their phone data at the same time of the day.
People would laugh in my face if I proposed limiting the number of miles you could drive each month in an attempt to solve rush hour traffic. People will still drive during rush hour to get to and from work.
It is a ridiculous idea and somehow the cellular providers have convinced citizens that greedy "data users" are the real problem and not their insatiable desire to line their fat pockets.
I don't even care about progress in mobile data speeds any longer. 10Gbps? That's great, I can download as fast as I want for a whopping 2 seconds before I go over my cap.
RE: this loooks awesome
5/9/2014 3:01:50 PM
I think caps are also due to limitations of technology. Cell towers don't have anywhere near the capacity to offer everyone within their range the advertised speed if everyone had unlimited data. The cap significantly reduces usage as people conserve, allowing towers to service fewer people but with higher quality speeds. Towers are expensive to put up, not just hardware and labor but also land and politics. In this light, higher bandwidth towers can only help to increase caps by being able to service more people at good speeds.
RE: this loooks awesome
5/11/2014 3:04:10 AM
I providing inexpensive cell phone service were so easy, why don't you offer it?
Do you have any idea how insanely expensive it is to provide service?
By your own wisdom, AT&T's greed gives their name zero value and their customer list zero value.
If you were to look at AT&T's balance sheet and only count tangible assets (i.e. disregard brand value and customer list) they would have $45billion in NEGATIVE equity. Effectively insolvent.
Same with Sprint, same with T-Mobile, same with Verizon. The only reason cell phone providers manage to stay afloat is by filling their "books" with imaginary assets. Where do all their liabilities including debt come from? From expanding their network for whiners like you to complain about.
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