Nippon Telegraph and Telephone: JTOWER and DOCOMO decide to form an Alliance Capital and Business – Aims to strengthen collaboration in the use of Infra-Sharing –


22 November 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN, November 22, 2021 — JTOWER Inc. (“JTOWER”) and NTT DOCOMO, INC. (“DOCOMO”) jointly announced today that they have decided to form a Capital and Business Alliance (“Capital and Enterprise Alliance”) with the aim of strengthening collaboration in the use of the ‘Infra-Sharing.

DOCOMO plans to acquire part of the JTOWER shares held by NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and to become a shareholder with 2.5% of the voting rights in the future.

DOCOMO started using JTOWER’s Infra-Sharing solution (IBS *1) for its 4G network in 2016 and expanded the use of the solution nationwide. In addition, from October 2020, the company started using 5G IBS when JTOWER installed 5G IBS in Tokyo Metropolitan Government as the first 5G infrared share in Japan, and also started using smart poles *2 in the Nishi-Shinjuku district of Tokyo. The two companies continued to promote the use of infra-sharing through these activities.

JTOWER and DOCOMO will take advantage of this alliance to strengthen their collaboration. 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, reduced energy consumption. and installation spaces. Going forward, companies will aim to achieve rapid expansion of 5G coverage by promoting infra-sharing.

  1. IBS: integrated solution in the building

  2. Smart Pole: A multifunctional pole with 5G base stations, Wi-Fi, surveillance camera, digital display, etc.

  1. Promote the development of efficient 5G networks with high added value

  2. Efficient base station installation by sharing information on developments related to JTOWER infra-sharing and DOCOMO’s targeted buildings and sites for base stations

  3. Development and use of new infra-sharing equipment thanks to the sharing of technologies and knowledge of the two companies

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