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Deutsche Telekom tests new designs for 5G small cells

October 17, 2019 / Juan Pedro Tomas

Deutsche Telekom, Covestro and the Swedish Umeå Institute of Design (UID) are currently cooperating in a pilot project to test new creative designs for 5G small cells, DT said in a release. The German telco said that the partners are developing antenna housings that fit in with the urban landscape, either by standing out with a decorative design, or by harmoniously blending in to their surroundings. Under the terms of the pilot poject, Covestro is developing innovative and sustainable material solutions, while Deutsche Telekom contributes its technological expertise on antennae for mobile wireless and network expansion. Students at the UID conceptualize the creative designs. Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. The project initially started with a study on the ground in the city of Düsseldorf. Then, the partners drafted attractive antenna housings with colors and structures that met technical and aesthetic requirements, which resulted in a variety of design concepts.