Items tagged with KDDI

We've been hearing quite a bit about wireless 5G technology over the past year, but most of those tests have been with stationary in controlled lab environments. However, Samsung and Japanese telecom giant KDDI have demonstrated a working 5G link from a moving platform -- in this case, a passenger train. Samsung and KDDI carried out the tests last month in the Japanese city of Saitama. The train was traveling at a speed of 100 kph (roughly 62 mph) over a one-mile stretch of track, with Samsung successfully completing downlink and uplink transmissions at 5G speeds. The equipment used for the test included Samsung’s 5G pre-commercial end-to-end solution, which consisted of a 5G router (CPE),... Read more...
As far as Apple rumors go, usually it’s all about new products that the Cupertino company is trying to keep under wraps (but is also glad that people are rumor-mongering about), but this one pertains to yet another carrier that will soon carry the iPhone. According to Reuters, the Nikkei says that Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will start carrying iPhones as early as this fall. Ostensibly, this move will allow DoCoMo to better compete with rivals SoftBank and KDDI, and reportedly DoCoMo will sell the device at prices similar to its competition. Credit: Reuters For Apple, of course, this simply means that more mobile customers will have iPhones in their hands and will give the company another... Read more...