It’s currently just a rumor, but Nikkei recently reported that Japanese carrier KDDI is planning to upgrade their cell network to 220 Mbps by summer of 2014. If true, that would a 32% increase from LTE-Advanced speed of 150 Mbps.
KDDI has yet to comment on the rumor, and it’s currently unclear as to whether this new service is an LTE-Advanced variant or something brand new.
When are we going to ever catch-up with Japan?! They always get the better cell networks way before we do in the States. From what I hear from people who’ve moved to Japan, their average cell service puts our best to shame.
Speaking of technological advancements, why do they always take so long to come from the other side of the world? And why do we have so many premier colleges constantly reporting new technological findings and advancements that don’t ever get put to practical use for five to ten years?
Something seriously needs to be done about our ability to turn technological advancements into practical devices!
Maybe I’m the only one who thinks like this, or maybe I’m way off-base. What do you think?
Source – Engadget
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