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.)

Get the latest updates on 4G/LTE by visiting Light Reading's dedicated 4G/LTE channel.

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

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sarahthomas1011 12/2/2014 | 11:13:35 AM
LTE shrimp So the shrimp rocket was LTE connected? I'm so confused, but I'm craving seafood for lunch now.
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