DoCoMo moves on pre-standard LTE

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo is once again looking to take the lead in the next phase of high-speed data technology. The operator said it is conducting pre-standards lab tests of what it calls Super 3G, better known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). DoCoMo has a history of moving before standards are actually finished. It did the same with WCDMA. The carrier plans on testing the network in an indoor experiment to test transmission speed using one transmitting and one receiving antenna. DoCoMo is expecting speeds of 300 Mbps on the downlink and said its Super 3G network will allow it to make a smooth transition to 4G technologies in the future.

For more on the Super 3G:
- read this press release

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