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

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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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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TS Evangelist
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.


TS Booster
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


TS Ambassador
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.