Gigabit Speeds via Cell Phone

I gave up on the US cell phone industry a long time ago. Most of the really significant technological developments seem to happen in Europe and Japan where there seems to be a lot less focus on screwing the consumer and doing corporate battle over incremental changes and false advertising.
The latest major advancement I’ve seen appeared in this Slashdot article tonight:
Experimental 4G Phone Service Faster Than Cable

NewScientist reports that Japanese researchers have achieved blistering rates of transmission for cell phones that allowed for viewing of 32 high definition video streams, while traveling in an automobile at 20 kilometers per hour. From the article: “Officials from NTT DoCoMo say the phones could receive data at 100 megabits per second on the move and at up to a gigabit per second while static. At this rate, an entire DVD could be downloaded within a minute.” These transmission rates were achieved using new experimental methods of multiplexing.”

Super cool… hope it becomes a reality soon. Heck, it might even make it to the US in 25 years. ?

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