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Japan is about to experience a shock of epic proportions. The already technologically advanced country is finally going to have its own 4G comparable network. NTT DoCoMo (NYSE:DCM), the country’s leading phone carrier, has released plans of a ¥270 billion LTE deployment, or $3.3 billion, over the next two years.

While NTT DoCoMo was ahead of the game a few years ago, when they announced themselves to be one of the first commercial 3G services providers worldwide, they are currently on schedule alongside many leading phone carriers with plans to invest in LTE technology deployments. Other operators working on similar, if not slightly accelerated, schedules are TeliaSonera, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). These operators stand out from the others that are in the process of LTE deployments because they have the most experience with LTE technology.

NTT DoCoMo has so far failed to mention the illustrious “4G,” a lesson they have probably learned with recent outrage over the distortion of the ITU definition. The qualifications for fourth generation (4G) communications standards are 100 Mbps for mobile users. NTT DoCoMo is probably by far the closest to attaining actual speeds close to that standard with their current LTE technology, having stated that their network will be able to support speeds of approximately 75 Mbps. Comparatively in the United States, Clearwire (CLWR) currently averages 3-6 Mbps.

Coverage will encompass as much as 40% of the Japanese population within the next three years. Within the next two months alone, launches are already set for Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, which are three of the most populated cities in Japan. This marks a nice contrast to some other countries’ deployment methods, which typically consisted of smaller cities first, as many American carriers have done.

Details concerning billing plans are set to be released as soon as November 8th. The carrier has already mentioned that personal data services for computers will be the first to receive newfound LTE services; Wi-Fi hotspots will be released around the middle of 2011. Finally, cell phones will be available for Japanese consumers sometime in late 2011.

Disclosure: Long DCM, Long CLWR

Source: NTT DoCoMo Invests $3.3 Billion in Japanese LTE Deployment