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Docomo to collaborate on 5G with five additional vendors


NTT Docomo has entered into individual collaborations with five additional world-leading vendors — Intel Corporation, Keysight Technologies Inc, Panasonic Corporation, Qualcomm Technologies Inc and Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG — with respect to trials and technological development of 5G mobile communications.

Docomo has already collaborated with each of other eight world-leading vendors — Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Nokia and Samsung — since May 2014.

The envisioned collaborations are expected to include experimental trials of 5G handset chipsets with Intel, measuring instruments with Keysight Technologies and Rohde & Schwarz, multi-frequency-band control units with Panasonic, and trials and innovations on the 5G radio interface with Qualcomm Technologies.

5G is the next-generation mobile communications system that Docomo aims to introduce commercially in 2020. It is being developed for ultra-high-speed data transmissions of over 10Gbps and 1,000 times the capacity of LTE, which will help address the proliferation of connected items in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), as well as to support the increasingly diverse range of mobile services.

"Global expectations for 5G are growing as we approach the start of the standardization phase," said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Docomo. "We are delighted to form these new collaborations on 5G experimental trials for wider technical areas to establish the 5G ecosystem with additional world-leading global vendors to promote R&D targeted at 5G deployment in 2020."

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Why bother with more speed to the phone. Will they increase the data caps? People are just going to use their limited data on their unlimited data plans faster....

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Why bother with more speed to the phone.

Why bother with anything? To improve. With 5G we can stream video anywhere any time.

Will they increase the data caps?

They did when 4G came out.

People are just going to use their limited data on their unlimited data plans faster....

Do they even have unlimited plans anymore?

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They also need to collaborate with someone with half a brain to fix their god-awful website.

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They also need to collaborate with someone with half a brain to fix their god-awful website.

All websites, and all user interfaces for that matter, should be outsourced. Japanese just can't do them.

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Unlimited data plans still exist.

Now whether they throttle your speed when ya exceed some levels...........

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Dependinv on your provider right now Softbank is taking over my NTT line still get my IP-Phone + ISP + WiFi for about half the Price.

Don't even need to rent the Modem can buy one cheap at yodobashi for around 1000yen.

Granted number will change but I will gain a provider (free} and WiFi in house Calls to your Softbank phones will be free.

Win all around as 90% of my contacts use Softbank.

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5G is OK but when different companies worldwide, including DoCoMo have their own R&D for this technology, just like what happened in the past 1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, several incompatible technology may arise again. UNIFIED 5G is that the world is needing, with the same phone that can be used anywhere, same charger, and same frequency ranges.

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