Invisible 5G

Development of a 5G base station, with reduced dimensions, low power, hidden (or practically invisible), which can be integrated discreetly and harmoniously in urban furniture, such as utility poles, lighting poles or even technical cabinets.

Main Researcher

Renato Bispo


01.07.21 — 30.06.23

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Altice Labs

The Invisible 5G project aims to address the challenges of 5G network densification, particularly those arising from the existence of specific requirements in consolidated urban centres that create particular needs in the design and implementation of antennas. To this extent, the project proposes the development of a small, low-power, hidden (or practically invisible) 5G base station that can be discretely and harmoniously integrated into the existing urban furniture. The LiDA collaboration consists of the design and development of a system of customizable enclosures for 5G antennas, allowing the creation of small series adapted to particular urban contexts, such as historic centres, town squares, or other urban areas where the visual integration of the antenna is considered particularly relevant.


Altice Labs S.A.

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa


The Invisible 5G project is funded by the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program—COMPETE 2020 and Regional Operational Program of Lisbon—Lisboa2020, in the scope of Portugal2020, through European Regional Development Fund (FEDER); and by national funds through FCT—Foundation for Science and Technology, under the project Invisible 5G (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069770 + LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-069770). Total funding: 988.732,36€.