DoCoMo just announced Ministry approval for specified base stations to further 3.9G expansion via 700 MHz band: http://bit.ly/Nq3oxE
Noting they launched 3.9G services at the end of 2010 on 2 Ghz band: http://bit.ly/KOtg7i and now claim 3M subscribers: http://bit.ly/Oeo9yn. You did know the LTE format was 1st proposed by DoCoMo and is now adopted as the international standard..!?! http://bit.ly/NQD9RS [Eds]
NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has received approval from the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications on its May 25th application to establish specified base stations for 3.9G mobile communications that will use the 700 MHz band. The plan, which was formulated in response to a rapid increase in data traffic, will also allow DOCOMO to expand and improve its Xi® (read “crossy”) LTE services.
DOCOMO plans to immediately begin establishment in order to provide an even higher standard of communication for their customers. The company plans to begin offering LTE services using the 700 MHz band in January 2015.