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'Super 3G' Standard Being Developed By 26 Vendors

Some 26 companies from Asia, Europe and the United States say they will work together to develop a unified, super-fast cellular data standard.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Some 26 companies from Asia, Europe and the United States have agreed to work on a unified data standard for next-generation cellular phones, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in Japan reported on Friday (Dec. 31).

The new technology, dubbed Super 3G, is said to capable of "almost instantaneously transmitting high-resolution video," the report said. Super 3G could hit the streets as early as 2009, according to the report. No other details were given in the report.

The report said that the 26 companies are involved, including NTT DoCoMo Inc., Vodafone Group PLC, Cingular Wireless LLC, China Mobile Communications Corp., NEC Corp., Alcatel and Siemens AG.

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