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China's still thrashing between selecting a global standard and its homegrown TD-SCDMA tech for 3G data, but new talks between China and Japan -- at the very highest levels of government, no less -- could help resolve that. A summit between the nations' prime ministers last week had the subject of n...

May 3rd 2009 at 12:59pm 0 Comments
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NTT DoCoMo had a pretty lavish setup here at CTIA, though no new product caught our eye. However, they did have the results from the Super 3G / LTE shenanigans they've been up to in Japan, and the results show serious speed. They're touting Super 3G / LTE as 3.9G -- wow, that extra .4G seems to be...

April 3rd 2008 at 11:18pm 0 Comments
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Just think -- this time next year, we'll all look back at this milestone and wonder how on Earth we thought it was impressive. For now, however, we wouldn't blame you for high-fiving everyone around, as NTT DoCoMo has stretched the boundaries again with a recent Super 3G field test. Reportedly, th...

March 26th 2008 at 8:53am 0 Comments
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Just think -- this time next year, we'll all look back at this milestone and wonder how on Earth we thought it was impressive. For now, however, we wouldn't blame you for high-fiving everyone around, as NTT DoCoMo has stretched the boundaries again with a recent Super 3G field test. Reportedly, the...

March 26th 2008 at 8:53am 0 Comments
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Remember that Super 3G network you tried to forget about after realizing it'd likely never leave Japan? Yeah, well NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu were busy showcasing a prototype base station that supports the specification at CEATEC. Reportedly, the device "marked a download rate as high as 900Mbps" when u...

October 5th 2007 at 11:23am 0 Comments
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Just a few months removed from rumors that Vodafone would offload its stake in Verizon Wireless altogether, the two networks have announced that they'll share a common selection for their fourth-generation data networks: Long-Term Evolution. Endorsed by the 3GPP as the official way to burn wireless...

September 21st 2007 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
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In technology, speed is almost universally the enemy of power, and that rule certainly holds true in the world of cellular data standards. You heard it from His Steveness himself -- one of the main reasons we don't have a 3G iPhone on store shelves is because he isn't happy with battery life on HSDP...

September 21st 2007 at 5:05am 0 Comments
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It's a bird, it's a plane, no, its just Japan's NTT DoCoMo blowing the rest of the world away with yet more steroid-loaded 3G action, or Super 3G in this case. Blending advanced HSDPA and HSUPA technologies, Super 3G is touted as having downlink speeds as quick as 300Mbps -- a fair bit quicker than...

July 13th 2007 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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It's a bird, it's a plane, no, its just Japan's NTT DoCoMo blowing the rest of the world away with yet more steroid-loaded 3G action, or Super 3G in this case. Blending advanced HSDPA and HSUPA technologies, Super 3G is touted as having downlink speeds as quick as 300Mbps -- a fair bit quicker than...

July 13th 2007 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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3.6Mbps downstream data is all well and good, but we've gotta keep looking forward to the next big thing, right? Don't worry, the good folks at NTT DoCoMo have you covered (surprise, surprise). The Japanese powerhouse carrier has teamed up with NEC to deliver so-called "Super 3G" handsets, operating...

November 27th 2006 at 6:36pm 0 Comments
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Brits feeling left behind in the HSDPA game are about to get their day in the spotlight. Vodafone is prepping its UMTS follow-on for a Thursday launch, offering their Mobile Connect HSDPA data card for laptop users seeking a little extra WWAN oomph. Availability is initially limited to London, Glasg...

June 21st 2006 at 1:52pm 0 Comments