In many countries, telecommunications organizations and smartphone manufacturers are actively preparing for the global launch of fifth-generation networks. Russian operator Tele2 and Ericsson launched a 5g test zone in the center of Moscow, becoming pioneers in the country.
Pilot zone 5G is located on Tverskaya street: from the Kremlin to the Garden ring. Outdoor-coverage of the pilot site is built in the 28 Hz range in NSA mode, which greatly simplifies the deployment of the 5G standard at the initial stage in LTE networks. Earlier, Tele2 signed an agreement with the Moscow Government on cooperation in the development of communication services and information and telecommunication technologies in the capital.
"Despite the tough competition in the development of new technology, Ericsson and I are the first in the Russian market to launch the 5G zone on our infrastructure. Tele2 network is technologically ready for the future implementation of the fifth-generation communication standard from the very beginning of its work in Moscow. Today's event means that the era of 5G in Russia has already come – from tests and laboratory tests, we are moving to the operation of the technology on a commercial network. In the near future, Muscovites will be able to see for themselves what 5G will bring to everyday life, entertainment, development of the "smart" city. If we maintain the acceleration set by this project and support the regulator, we will be able to effectively implement the objectives of the digital economy program and promote the mass use of technology," Sergey Emdin, Director of Tele2.
The construction of 5G networks will bring the segment of the Internet of things, the concept of "smart" city, "smart" home and "smart production to a new level due to the high speed of data transmission and ultra-reliable connections with a minimum level of delay.
"Ericsson is the world leader in 5G and we are pleased to launch Russia's first 5g zone in Moscow. We continue to actively cooperate with Tele2 in the framework of strategic partnership, the launch of the first 5g zone in Moscow is an important stage of our cooperation. As a world leader in 5G with 16 commercial 5G networks on four continents – more than any of its competitors - Ericsson is pleased to contribute to the digitalization of the Russian economy," said Sebastian Tolstoy, President of Ericsson Russia.
In Russia, 5G networks will be built in several stages. According to the program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation", by 2022 wide commercial use will be provided in five million. By 2024, the number of cities with a population of 1 million people, where there will be 5G, will grow to 15.