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MTS and Nokia announced plans to test 5G in Russia in 2018

MTS signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of 5G c developer Nokia equipment. This is stated press release the cellular operator. The partners plan to test a 5G network in the world championship on football which will pass in Russia in 2018.

“In 2018 the company plans to build on one of the sports facilities in Russia’s 5G test network, giving viewers the opportunity to take advantage of innovative video and other services during one of the big matches”, — is spoken in the message of MTS.

At the end of last year, MTS announced plans to introduce 5G technology, to expand test coverage on the world Cup 2015. The company then called his partner, the Swedish developer of Ericsson equipment.

The 5G standard will allow data to be transferred through mobile devices at a speed of over 10 GB per second. The technology provides the ability to watch on the Internet from a mobile device 3D high-definition movies, live video, ultra high definition.

Vice-President of MTS on engineering and it Andrei Ushatsky noted that the cooperation with Nokia test 5G network will help the operator to answer questions on how best to cope with the growing demands for data transmission”.

In early September, the American operator Verizon announced plans to test 5G in 2016 and even to start commercial use of the service in 2017.

In 2014, MegaFon signed an agreement with Huawei, the agreement on cooperation in the creation and operational implementation of 5G in Russia. In the framework of the cooperation partners plan to test the network of the fifth generation on the eve of the world championship on football of 2018. It is also expected that Huawei will test on networks of pilot equipment of the new communication standard.

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In the autumn of last year it was reported that Russia has proposed to the International telecommunication Union (ITU), which maintains international standards when used for 5G networks in the frequency ranges 4440-4500, 4800-5000 and 5925-6425 MHz.

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