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KDDI teams with Nokia on 5G tech

TOKYO -- KDDI and Nokia joined hands Friday to develop technologies for a new, faster generation of mobile communications.

The Japanese wireless carrier and the Finnish telecommunications equipment maker still need to iron out the details of their partnership, but they seek to produce an experimental 5G, or fifth generation, system soon.

As more kinds of devices gain connectivity in the "internet of things," the need is growing for networks that can transmit greater data more quickly. 5G is expected to support speeds of 10 gigabits per second, which is more than 100 times faster than the current 4G LTE (long-term evolution) standard.

Nokia is the second company with which KDDI has partnered on 5G technologies, after Sweden's Ericsson.

Japan's other wireless carriers are also collaborating with players in different sectors on 5G.

NTT Docomo, which aims to commercialize fifth-generation services in 2020, has joined 13 companies including Japan's Panasonic and U.S. chip giant Intel. They plan to begin collaborative testing as early as 2017.

SoftBank Group is conducting 5G research and development in cooperation with Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE.

(Nikkei)

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