back to article Flying phone base stations to take off over Japan in 2026

A string of aerial telecommunication base stations should be flying above Japan in around two years' time – thanks to Airbus subsidiary AALTO and a consortium led by Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo. The consortium – which includes Space Compass, Mizuho Bank and the Development Bank of Japan, all led by NTT Docomo – …

  1. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    Dev Process

    It's clever what they're probably doing here -- getting funding for developing military tech ("earth observation services" == "spy plane") on the basis of its auxilliary civil/commercial functionality (flying cell phone base station) and auxilliary governmental functionality (flying fake cell tower, a.k.a. "Stingray").

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Dev Process

      That might be true. Equally it might just be a mobile phone base station. Avoiding tall masts in national parks and suchlike is a real thing.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like