NTT to transfer JTower’s stake to DOCOMO


9m | Melanie Mingas

In an effort to promote the development of efficient and high added value 5G networks, JTower and DOCOMO have formed a capital and commercial alliance.

The news will see DOCOMO’s parent company, NTT, transfer its stake in JTower to DOCOMO, making it a shareholder with 2.5% voting rights in the future, and paving the way for greater infrastructure sharing. .

In addition to considering ways to develop new indoor and outdoor networks and the efficient use of existing towers, companies will develop an efficient 5G network that will lead to reduced capital investments and other costs, as well as reduced energy consumption. energy and installation. the spaces.

According to companies, moving has three advantages. Promote the development of efficient and high value-added 5G networks as well as the efficient installation of base stations by sharing information on developments related to JTower’s infra-sharing and DOCOMO buildings and sites targeted for the stations of based. Third, the development and use of new infra-sharing equipment by sharing the technologies and knowledge of the two companies.

The infrastructure sharing movement is not entirely new. DOCOMO started using JTower’s Infra-Sharing solution – In-Building-Solution, or IBS – for its 4G network in 2016 and has expanded its use nationwide. Additionally, from October 2020, the company started using 5G IBS. As JTower installed 5G IBS in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as the first 5G infrared share in Japan, it also started using smart poles in the Nishi-Shinjuku area of ​​Tokyo.

Smart poles are a multi-functional pole with 5G base stations, WiFi, surveillance camera and digital display, in addition to other features.

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