DoCoMo to launch HSUPA service in June

30 Apr 2009

Japan’s leading cellco in terms of subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, plans to launch high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) services in June, in the process increasing maximum uplink speeds fifteen-fold on those currently provided by its 3G network FOMA. Although the precise launch date is still unknown, DoCoMo’s HSUPA service will be a first for the country when it does arrive, offering a maximum 5.7Mbps connection (uplink) and 7.2Mbps (downlink).