NTT DoCoMo partners with six vendors to test 5G mobile wireless

By Shawn Knight
May 9, 2014
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  1. NTT DoCoMo, the top mobile phone operator in Japan, recently announced plans to conduct experimental trials of fifth generation, or 5G, mobile wireless technology with six of the world's top mobile technology vendors.

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    Lol at me. I have a wireless internet connection, wimax (touted as 4G by my ISP).
    current plan is 1mbps = 85.33KBps actual download speed, with bursts >150KBps usually after 10PM to morning.
    10GB/month data cap.

    fortunately for those with LTE-capable handsets, my ISP and its competition offer download speeds >20MBps with no data cap yet (that I know of).

    and now japan is testing 5G?

    while the commercial viability of the latest technology is still 6 years away by NTT DoCoMom estimates, I wonder how Philippine ISPs or the Philippine government will react.

    attention: Philippine Senator Bam Aquino! please do something or else the Philippines will once again belong to the TOP low speed yet more expensive internet service in the world.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    There is still no sign of 4G here in Ireland, so 5G is more like for 2030.
  4. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Booster Posts: 204   +28

    This things don't matter I have wireless internet @ home and everywhere I go they have it. I like how people get all excited about how fast 4g is down loading crap on a phone. I watch movies and such on a real tv not a 4" phone. And don't forget 5g will prob cost you $300.00 a month
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    5G! Really where they can't even give you true 4G and they're peddling 4G LTE and that is mostly 3G/4G depending where live at would matter. Maybe if they all didn't share the same towers and they all had their own towers just maybe what was promise would really work correctly.

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