DOCOMO PACIFIC announces the introduction of 4G LTE services on Guam starting 04 October 2012.
LTE (Long Term Evolution) was developed to improve the mobile phone standard in coping with future technology evolutions and needs. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, allowing consumers to stream, download, upload and play games faster than ever before. On Guam, DOCOMO PACIFIC will deliver 4G LTE over the 700 MHz band.
This new service will give DOCOMO PACIFIC customers access to new emerging 4G mobile broadband technologies and will offer a range of consumer benefits to include:
- Speed – LTE technology realizes faster speeds than many other mobile broadband technologies.
- Lower Latency – LTE technology offers reduced latency, the processing time it takes to move data through a network.
- Platform for Innovation and Enhanced Business – The introduction of mobile broadband has revolutionized the mobile experience through powerful devices and thousand of apps. LTE has the potential to drive various innovations that expand and change how today’s population work and live.
In addition to deploying LTE, DOCOMO PACIFIC has already deployed 4G HSPA+ technology in late 2011 for all 4G devices. The two complementary technologies will assure customers faster speeds throughout Guam even as they move in and out of LTE areas.
In regards to devices and applications, DOCOMO PACIFIC offers the largest and most up-to-date selection of 4G and 4G LTE devices on Guam. With LTE, there is a potential to connect to a much wider array of devices and also enable higher-quality video and other new applications.
DOCOMO PACIFIC’s parent company, NTT DOCOMO, was instrumental in launching Guam’s 4G LTE service with technological support and guidance from 4G services launched in Japan on December 2010. As of July 2012, NTT DOCOMO had over four million subscribers to its extra-high speed LTE mobile service. With experience gained from its subscriber base, NTT DOCOMO provided the expertise in implementing DOCOMO PACIFIC’s 4G LTE service on Guam.