0
Wireless

Japan wants 5G up and running in Tokyo for 2020 Olympics

Saturday 12 July 2014 | 10:37 CET | News
The Japanese government has announced that it expect state-of-the-art 5G mobile technology to be in place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mobile operator NTT Docomo has been conducting research on 5G since 2010 and in May six major Asian and Western players created a consortium. (Fujitsu, NEC, Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent. Field tests are planned for 2015, with results to be shared starting a year later. Les Echos writes that the government's Olympic target will help Japan keep up with South Korea, which aims to invest USD 1.5 billion in 5G by 2020 and has signed an agreements

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / European Commission / Fujitsu / NEC / Nokia / NTT DoCoMo / Samsung
Countries: Europe / Japan / Korea, Republic of
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

5G


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Fujitsu doubles same-cell capacity for 5G

Published 07 Sep 2015 13:16 CET | World
Fujitsu R&D Center and Fujitsu Laboratories have developed a wireless technology that doubles the capacity of a single cell, ...

Docomo, Huawei, Mitsubishi Electric partner on 5G trials

Published 02 Mar 2015 10:38 CET | Japan
Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has agreed with Huawei and Mitsubishi Electric to conduct technical verifications of emerging ...

EU, Japan to invest EUR 12 mln in 5G for 2020 Olympics

Published 20 Oct 2014 14:27 CET | Europe
The European Commission and Japan have announced joint investments amounting to EUR 12 million to develop new technologies ...

Samsung extends Olympic sponsorship through 2020

Published 18 Aug 2014 10:14 CET | World
Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to extend its sponsorship through the ...

French telecom sector mobilises for 5G - report

Published 12 Jul 2014 10:52 CET | France
France is mobilising for 5G and with an Orange-led consortium constituted to bid in a 5G standardisation tender due to be ...

SK Telecom, Nokia to jointly develop 5G network technology

Published 26 Jun 2014 13:16 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korean telecommunications operator SK Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with network equipment maker ...

EU, Korea to cooperate on 5G standards, research

Published 16 Jun 2014 10:13 CET | Europe
The European Union and South Korea have agreed to work together to develop 5G standards and technology. The agreement was signed ...

NTT Docomo to unveil technologies 'beyond 2020' at GSMA

Published 27 Jan 2014 09:01 CET | World
NTT Docomo said it will unveil new R&D initiatives at the GSMA Mobile World Congress2014 in Barcelona, involving technologies ...

Korea to invest USD 1.5 bln in 5G

Published 22 Jan 2014 23:50 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korea plans to invest KRW 1.6 trillion (approx. USD 1.5 billion) through 2020 to build a 5G mobile network. The Ministry of ...

South Korea plans 5G service launch in 2020

Published 19 Dec 2013 23:37 CET | Korea, Republic of
South Korea aims to have 5G mobile services available in 2020. The Korean government will invest KRW 500 billion over the next ...

South Korea, China partner on 5G technology

Published 01 Jul 2013 10:54 CET | Korea, Republic of
IT sector policymakers from South Korea and China have signed a pact to foster cooperation on high-end mobile technologies, ...