edotco this week launched a Smart Bus Shelter proof of concept (PoC) in a Northern state of Malaysia. The Smart Bus Shelter provides mobile coverage at street level using small cells with high capacity throughput.
In addition to a telecommunications solution, it has additional conveniences for commuters built into the bus shelter. This smart street asset is equipped with charging facility, and a CCTV camera as well as a panic button to enhance safety. It also acts as a WiFi hotspot. Energy is provided by rooftop solar panels which tap a readily available renewable resource and reduce dependency on the grid.
According to edotco, 5G requires densification of telecommunications infrastructure to realise its full potential and ensure smooth user experience. Pioneering the conversion of a street furniture into a telecommunications infrastructure challenges the approach to traditional passive mono-use street furniture, added the Operator.