Faster Wireless: Super 3G Goes Into Testing Phase

Loraine Lawson

Could a wireless network match the speeds of fiber-optic lines?

 

DoCoMo seems to think its Super 3G system can. Now it's ready to move from the design stage to actual experiments, according to an article published today on Physorg.com.

 

The goal is to reach download rates of 300 mbps over a wireless network. The article explains the technology behind Super 3G -- suffice to say it involves low-latency data transmission and better spectrum efficiency.

 

DoCoMo will begin testing speeds this month with a simple indoor experiment involving one transmitting antenna and one receiving antenna. The next step will be to add as many as four Multiple-Input Multiple-Output antennas for the transmission and the receiving mobile.

 

It if it works, the company has said the service could be available by 2010 and would be as much as 260 times faster than 3G, which offers download speeds ranging from 400 to 800 kbps.


 

OK, enough with the serious stuff. It's Friday.

 

Here's something so cutting-edge, there's not even a prototype. Technically, I think it's just an ad for this hardware company.

 

But I still want one. Follow the link, watch the video -- and dream.



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