Mobile phone and wireless Internet enthusiasts will surely clap their hands with glee when they hear about this new technology. Dubbed LTE, the technology is an improvement of the 3G, which is currently the standard in many parts of the world. Naturally, Japan is the leader in this new technology Ė what else can we expect?
Last week, the government certified the first ever LTE modem and the honor of having this modem certified belongs to electronics giant LG Electronics.
This is a huge step towards the establishment of an LTE network in Japan, and we can only hope that the technology will spread to the rest of the world.
Whatís so good about LTE anyway? Think about data transmission that reaches 100Mbps (wirelessly) Ė at the very least! You can just imagine how fast wireless transfer of data will be if LTE becomes the standard. No more frustrating moments while youíre on the road, I bet.
NTT DoCoMo, Japanís biggest telecommunications company will be using the LTE modem to run tests later on this year. If the tests prove to be a success, then commercial clients just might be able to use LTE technology before the end of year 2010. That means that the general public will not have access to the technology till 2011 at the earliest. Still, things are looking pretty good as the news is that NTT DoCoMo is working with other partners with regard to handsets and other devices that can be used on the platform. Exciting, donít you think?