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Tuesday, 7th May 2013
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Japanese company to speed up phone downloads

Downloading images to a mobile device can be a slow and laborious process but one Japanese company is set to make the process a lot quicker in the near future.

NTT Docomo is in the process of developing a new system, which will be referred to as Long Term Evolution, or LTE-Advanced technology.

Those responsible for producing the software claim that it will make downloading video images up to seven times faster than is possible at the moment.

LTE-Advanced technology will be available for use on smartphones.

In February 2013, NTT Docomo announced that it had worked with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to successfully create the first ever packet transmission uplink rate of 10 Gbps.

This is not the first time the company's research and development team has made the headlines for its groundbreaking work.

In 2005, the company achieved downlink speed of 2.5 Gbps, and 5 Gbps in December 2006.

Written by  Susan Ballion