DoCoMo Mobility Newsletter double-shot: #35 LTE Today & Tomorrow and #36 Cloud-based Translator Phone: http://bit.ly/zbKvdi
LTE Today and Tomorrow
So far, how have customers benefited from DOCOMO’s LTE mobile service? The big attraction for most users is Xi’s high speed. In most areas, both outdoors and indoors, the network offers a max. 75 Mbps downlink, about 10 times faster than DOCOMO’s current 3G service supported with HSPA (7.2 Mbps downlink) and max. 25 Mbps uplink. The result? A video download requiring one minute with HSPA 3G now takes just six seconds!
Cloud-based Translator Phone
DOCOMO’s ability to deliver highly valued-added smart-pipe services via the cloud is about to take on a whole new meaning when it launches an on-demand translator-phone service. Using this unique mobile cloud service, a customer will simply speak into their phone and the other receiver will hear the message interpreted promptly into the language of their choice. Trials have shown that the average processing time takes just about two seconds, fast enough for a reasonably natural conversation under the most unnatural of conditions, i.e., two people conversing easily without understanding each others’ language!