Japan and China are planning a joint experiment on a new generation of Internet-capable mobile phones for high-speed data transmissions between the two countries, telecommunications officials said Sunday. The three-year project, aimed at promoting better Asian information technology systems, will begin next month and use Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), the officials said.
The officials of the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry said the IT experiment will test a 4G mobile phone capable of data transfer at speeds comparable to fiber-optic cables. The two countries will experiment on sending and receiving data via the mobile phones at speeds of up to 100 megabits per second, much faster than 3G phones with speeds of up to 2.4 megabits per second. Continue >>