A Group of 26 Companies to Develop Advanced 3G Format

A group of 26 companies have banded together to develop a new high speed standard capable of transferring video and data at a rate 10x faster than the current 3G standard. The new format which has now been dubbed “Super 3G” has been proposed for release at 2009.

Included in the group of companies; NTT DoCoMo, Britain’s Vodafone Group, Germany’s Siemens, Japan’s NEC Corp. and France’s Alcatel.

NTT DoCoMo is likely to spend $963.6 million to update their infrastructure for the new Super 3G network.

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