NTT's 4G: Faster Than a Speeding Shrimp?
Nothing says blazing fast 4G like tiny crustaceans shooting through the air and into fountains of flour and flame, does it?
Massive Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) certainly seems to think so. The forward-thinking service provider is advertising its LTE network with this simply awesome video -- first spotted by The Verge -- of a shrimp cannon in action:
To be fair, NTT DoCoMo's 4G network is pretty damn fast. The company launched its first 4G service using features from the LTE-Advanced specification last year, which hits 150 Mbit/s peaks on the download. (See NTT DOCOMO Spreads Xi LTE to Mt. Fuji.)
The one thing we're just not quite sure about yet is how this translates into downloads of flying fishy-bits-per-second (Fbit/s).
— Dan Jones, Surf 'n' Turf Editor, Light Reading