DoCoMo to provide 375Mbps LTE-A at Mt Fuji summit

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Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced plans to deploy LTE-Advanced at the summit of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest and most famous mountain.

The company will provide mobile services with maximum downlink speeds of 375Mbps as well as 3G service during the climbing season from July 10.

The company will also offer a maximum downlink of 337.5Mbps on the four most heavily used routes on the 3,776 meter summit, the Subashiri, Gotemba, Fujinomiya and Yoshida trails.

DoCoMo will also deploy Wi-Fi hotspots at some cabins on the slopes, and make shared tablets available in some cabins that support video streaming, translation app Hanashite Hon'yaku and other value-added mobile services.

“Going forward, DoCoMo will continue to ensure that Mount Fuji climbers enjoy high-quality mobile services as part of its initiative to enhance the quality of mobile communications in expanded coverage areas around Japan,” the operator said in a statement.

Mount Fuji is the 35th most prominent - or highest - mountain in the world and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

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