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3G is so last week

Gareth Edwards
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This may seem a touch premature when most of the world is still getting to grips with rolling out 3G services, but Japan's NTT DoCoMo is already doing tests for 4G, and the numbers are stunning. Get this: 300Mbps from a moving car, and the target is to achieve downstream speeds of 1Gbps when stationary. They're getting an average of over 100Mbps, too, which is as at least as fast as any fiberoptic connection you can get at the moment, and means you can stream HDTV to your phone. That seems a touch pointless given that the small screen size would mean you miss out on a lot of the detail HDTV offers, but then again seeing every pore on Britney's face isn't near the top of our list of things to do before we die.

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