Japan, China to Cooperate on 4G
The Japanese and Chinese governments have finalized plans to cooperate in developing technology for fourth-generation cellphones, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Wednesday. The report said Japanese and Chinese government representatives will meet in Tokyo on Friday and are expected to sign an agreement to cooperate in research and development of 4G cellphones, which are expected to come into practical use around 2010.
A global standard for the spectrum available to 4G cellular technology will be established in 2007 and the two countries hope to play a key role in the fields of handsets, communications infrastructure and data-processing technology, the report said. Source