NTT Docomo develops manhole-type base station
The new 5G wireless systems require more base stations than before but the amount of available space on towers and building roofs is becoming increasingly limited.
NTT Docomo plans to start putting the new base stations into practical use next March.
The company’s manager in charge of wireless access networks, Jun Ando, says they came up with the idea of burying the base stations while thinking of ways to overcome the space shortage.
He says his company hopes this new technology will allow more people to enjoy stable wireless reception.