DoCoMo launches video on 3G

NTT DoCoMo has announced that it will begin delivery of short video clips over its 3G network from next week. DoCoMo’s service will use its FOMA infrastructure at speeds of up to 384 kilobits per second. This high bandwidth doesn’t come cheap, however. A 100 kilobyte video clip is expected to cost between ¥16 and ¥169 (£0.10 to £1) to view on a 2.2 inch screen. Better compression would reduce the cost, of course.