NTT DoCoMo Launching 150 Mbps LTE Service
The United States may be dominating in terms of total LTE connections, but Japan and South Korea are once again leading the way on speed. NTT DoCoMo says they're soft-launching their new "Xi" LTE service this week in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
, where users will be able to obtain downstream speeds up to 150 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 50 Mbps (though such theoretical speeds will never of course be obtained on a loaded network). The company will proceed to offering the speedy service starting in October in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.