Just In Case 3G Isn't Speedy Enough

The International Herald Tribune has a short article talking about how DoCoMo is getting ready to experiment with their 3.5G HSDPA system, which they claim will offer 14.4 megabits of data. Of course, with the difficulty they’ve had getting people to sign up for their 3G FOMA system (while people went running, instead, to their rivals’ cheaper 2.5G systems), you might wonder if they shouldn’t be a bit cautious. It’s good for them to plan ahead, but they’ve just dropped the prices enough (and convinced enough people of the benefits) to get customers to sign up for their 3G system. It will be interesting to see if they make the same mistakes they made with 3G when they begin to offer 3.5G.

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