A look at 4G: 100 megabit downlinks

Mar 03 2004 - 10:51 AM ET | Data, DoCoMo
CBS Marketwatch reports on NTT DoCoMo's research on "4G" technology. The company spends over a billion dollars US each year on research and development. It's also very rare to get a glimpse inside the labs. bq. "It's all about speed. Fourth-generation services would allow for data transfer speeds of up to 20 megabytes per second for uplinks and 100 megabytes per second for downlinks -- up to 260 times faster than DoCoMo's popular 3G services, which allow for downlinks of 384 kilobytes per second." We first mentioned DoCoMo's 4G trials in May 2003. Months later we reported that 4G is thought to be based on IPv6, the upcoming internet standard.