Two weeks ago, Japan’s NTT DoCoMo announced that it will shut down its 2G phone network. Now, the company has revealed plans to commerce 4G operations during the next year.
DoCoMo also said that the company will be ordering 4G Long-Term Evolution hardware from Korea-based LG Electronics for introduction in 2010. Starting, probably, with that year, DoCoMo will be able to offer download speeds up to 300 Mbps, further blurring the line between mobile connections and fixed domestic lines, writes Tech Radar.
Additionally, the company will increase current 3G speeds to 14 Mbps download and 5.7 Mbps upload. DoCoMo will be the first company in Japan to offer these speeds. However, battle will start with Verzion for the first to get their 4G network up and running in the US.