|Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:30 HKT/SGT|
Source: NTT DOCOMO
TOKYO, Feb 25, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it will launch its LTE-Advanced next-generation mobile communication service featuring a Japan-best(1) 225Mbps maximum data-transmission speed(2), aiming at March 27.
The use of carrier aggregation technology will enable DOCOMO's LTE-Advanced to achieve its ultra-high speed downlink, which will be further accelerated to a maximum 300Mbps towards the end of the next fiscal year ending in March 2016. The maximum uplink will be 50Mbps.
The DOCOMO LTE-Advanced network will launch initially in 22 prefectures, including Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Nationwide availability is expected by March 2016.
Two DOCOMO mobile Wi-Fi(R) routers will be available for the service-the Wi-Fi STATION HW-02G, which is now on the market, and the L-01G, which is scheduled to launch in March. DOCOMO is also preparing to expand its lineup of compatible smartphones soon.
A unique feature of DOCOMO's LTE-Advanced service will be its introduction of Advanced C-RAN, a network architecture that efficiently increases radio capacity and maximum transmission speed simultaneously especially in high-traffic areas.
(1) Based on DOCOMO's own research as of February 25, 2015.
(2) Downlink speeds are theoretical maximums and services are provided on a best-effort basis. Speeds may vary depending on network traffic or transmission environments.
* Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 79 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities ("+d" partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.
Public Relations Department
Feb 25, 2015 12:30 HKT/SGT
Source: NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO (TSE: 9437)
Topic: Research and development
Sectors: Media & Marketing, Mobility/Wireless
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