Japan certifies its first LTE modem

The LG model will be used in network trials later this year

Japanese regulators have certified the country's first data modem based on LTE technology, manufacturer LG Electronics said on Wednesday. The step takes the country a little closer towards the planned launch of its first LTE network.

LTE is a development on current 3G cellular technology and will accelerate data transmission by several times to at least 100Mbps.

The company's LD100 modem will be used by NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellular carrier, when it begins tests of LTE later this year, said LG. Pending a successful conclusion to the tests, NTT DoCoMo plans to launch commercial LTE data services in Japan towards the end of this year.

LG Electronics is a major supplier of 3G data modems to the carrier so its inclusion in the tests doesn't come as a big surprise.

NTT DoCoMo is also working with NEC, Fujitsu and Panasonic on LTE data terminals and handsets and plans to demonstrate some of its first prototypes at the Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona later this month.

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Martyn Williams

IDG News Service

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