Yesterday reporters were allowed inside DoCoMo’s massive 27-acre R&D complex. A demostration of their new 4G service was given, with remarkable data transfer speeds of up to 20 megabytes per second for uplinks and 100 megabytes per second for downlinks, this is around 260 times faster than DoCoMo’s current 3G services.
“What may likely decide the fate and popularity of 4G would boil down to a simple payoff of costs and services,” said Nagayuki Yamagishi, senior strategist at UFJ Tsubasa Securities. “DoCoMo failed in its three-generation service FOMA. If a user just needs to watch television on the cell phone, 4G’s high-speed data transfers won’t be necessary.”
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