NTT DoCoMo has no plans to charge huge LTE premium

Japan's NTT DoCoMo isn't planning on charging much of a premium over its current 3G offerings when it comes to market with LTE, according to a Japanese business newspaper.

The operator, which is planning to detail its launch plans today, said it would charge a flat-rate fee of $80 per month when the service is launched in December. DoCoMo's HSPA network offers speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.

However, DoCoMo's service is expected to be limited to major cities and the monthly fee will apply to up to 3 gigabytes of data usage.

For more:
- see this IDG News article

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