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Japan's eAccess 4G Testing Yields 300Mbps Speeds, Makes US 4G LTE Seem Slow

eAccess - the Japan based broadband company has announced that it has successfully completed the trial period of its new LTE mobile network.

The download speed attained during the trial period, according to the company, was as high as 300 Mbps. With this, eAccess has emerged as the second company in Japan to have excelled in the new-generation 4G LTE technology. As of now, only NTT DoCoMo boasts off having a fully operating 4G LTE network under its belt.

The speed however, is considerably higher than what is offered by DoCoMo or any other provider in the US. However, the technological challenges that accompany the new technology such as - a quicker draining of battery, the need for four LTE antennas (and hence an ample amount of space) etc. could eventually discourage users from using this network through their smartphones.

However, experts are of the opinion that the users of tablet or other similar larger devices could see some drastic improvements over the existing HSPA+ network in offering from eAccess.

It is important to note here that when the service is officially launched in March this year, it won't be providing users a speed of 300 Mbps, but only somewhere around 75 Mbps for downloads, and 25 Mbps for uploads.

[Source: TeleGeography]