Japan's KDDI planning downlink speeds of 220Mbps by mid-2014

3 Sep 2013

Japanese telecoms operator KDDI (au) is reportedly planning to upgrade its networks to offer maximum download speeds of up to 220Mbps by mid-2014. Cellular News reports that the service will launch with an Android smartphone, and although details are scant, the utilised wireless technology could be a multi-carrier variant of Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A).

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, KDDI’s LTE-based services were introduced in September 2012 to coincide with the launch of the new iPhone 5 handset. KDDI is using both the 800MHz and 2100MHz bands for its LTE network, and currently offers maximum download speeds of 100Mbps.

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