TOKYO -- NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and provider of integrated services centered on mobility, announced today that it has successfully connected an active antenna, a device expected to be widely used in LTE and LTE-Advanced base stations around the world, to a commercially operational LTE base station in an experiment. The antenna, jointly developed by Tokyo-based Nihon Dengyo Kosaku Co., Ltd. and Ubidyne GmbH of Germany, was connected to a DOCOMO LTE base station via an ORI-standard interface.
The successful experiment indicates that DOCOMO eventually will be able to install active antennas quickly and inexpensively without having to set up new base stations. DOCOMO already operates base stations that use the ORI interface, a specification of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.
NTT Docomo Inc.
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