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5G in Tele2 and Rostelecom

The chronicle of development of networks of fifth generation (5G) in the Russian telecom operator of Tele2.

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2019

Tele2 started cloud games on a 5G

On October 9, 2019 Tele2 announced start of cloud games in pilot 5G network. Users can test cloud games technologies in Hub 5G on Tverskaya Street in the center of Moscow. During the cloud game on 5G network speed over 1 Gbit / c and a delay to 5 ms are reached.

Tele2 starts cloud games on a 5G

Tele2 shows a difference as a geyming at connection to 4G networks and a 5G. For demonstration an exacting game on a cloud platform is selected operationally.

In a cloud geyming the user plays on the device, a game at the same time is started on a remote server. Only "picture" is transferred to the device of the user, and movements of a mouse, commands from the gamepad arrive on the server. The cloud service allows the gamer to play on the computer of any power, but the main condition for quality of a game – the fast Internet.

Testing cloud games in the pilot zone, Tele2 suggests users to feel a difference at connection of service to 4G and 5G. In the territory of cloud games two are set notebook: one of them is connected through Wi-Fi-router a 5G to network of fifth generation, the second via the modem – to 4G network. A game is displayed, and the gamer can see quality of a geyming in different technologies.

In cloud games not only speeds, but also the minimum delay as commands from the gamepad are transferred to a remote server with a game are important. At a cloud game even on qualitative 4G network there can be problems – insufficient support of beautiful, but "heavy" graphics, complexity with management. The technology 5G gives to players of advantage, before available only at cable connection and the opportunities exceeding it. This video as 4K, a short response and very high speeds.

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After start of pilot 5G network we often should answer a question of what the technology will give to normal users. The scenario provided in our salon is a real opportunity for the subscriber to feel all its pluses. We invite gamers to estimate a difference as the picture and controllability of a game at connection to 4G and 5G. Cloud services and technology 5G create a perfect user mix. After mass distribution of 5G networks in the country subscribers will be able to start the most exacting games through streaming on the device of any power, in any convenient location – on a trip to the taxi, in the park or at the table of cafe. We are in permanent dialog with market leaders of games and are ready to update our Hub 5G the best solutions for gamers,

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Tele2 suggested users to test a 5G in the pilot zone in Moscow

Tele2, the alternative mobile operator, announced on September 4, 2019 demonstration real user and business scenarios of application of a 5G in the pilot zone in the center of Moscow. The flagman salon of the company on Tverskaya Street, 25/9, turned into Hub 5G for the period of operation of test network of fifth generation.

Testing of a 5G in pilot zone Tele2 in Moscow

Owners of smartphones 5G with support of millimetric range (28 GHz) can independently test devices in a pilot zone of the operator unrolled with Ericsson on August 8, 2019 on Tverskaya Street – from the Kremlin to the Garden Ring. To learn whether the smartphone works at these frequencies, it is necessary to address in a support service of Tele2 or to flagman cellular shop on Tverskaya Street. Specialists of Tele2 will help testers to register the device in pilot 5G network.

Testing of a 5G in pilot zone Tele2 in Moscow

Using technologies of augmented reality (AR) Tele2 and Ericsson explain clearly as standard 5G optimizes city infrastructure, production, the transport industry and agriculture. Information from sensors sensors is transferred to the platform of Internet of Things from where comes to the end consumer – on the tablet or to the center of monitoring of the city. Networks of fifth generation guarantee the high speed and the minimum transfer lag of all data types. Directing the tablet to objects of exposure, visitors of a 5G of Hub Tele2 see implementation of business cases in augmented reality. Based on a 5G using drones it is possible to monitor crucial infrastructure, to redirect traffic flows and to watch online operation of industrial mechanisms. Among the provided scenarios – quality control of products, melioration of parks and farmlands, tracking of logistics and safety of loads.

Testing of a 5G in pilot zone Tele2 in Moscow

Tele2 in a game format shows a difference between a 5G and 4G in augmented reality. Two smartphone are connected to Wi-Fi-to the router 4G and to Wi-Fi-terminal 5G WNC. Players battle in virtual Ping-Pong, using normal instead of tennis rackets smartphones. Thus, the racket is the only physical entity in this game, and a ball, a table and a grid – elements of augmented reality. The racket smartphone based on 4G does not allow the player to show the same fast reaction, as at the athlete to whom the low delay and high speed of a 5G are available. The user case shows how the latest technology expands possibilities of AR/VR. After mass start of 5G networks users will be able to play from the smartphones anywhere – neither the big areas, nor the special equipment for this purpose are required.

Testing of a 5G in pilot zone Tele2 in Moscow

Tele2 shows to visitors of a 5G of Hub on Tver peak speed about 2.1 Gbit / c and the minimum delay time of 9 ms. Results were achieved on the engineering smartphone on the mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon with support of the range of 28 GHz.

The operator suggests visitors to test technology 5G. Owners of normal smartphones are connected to 5G network via the portable WNC Wi-Fi-routers. Thus, owners of all modern models of smartphones can estimate advantages of technology. Afterwards Tele2 is going to make the WNC router available to buyers.

The engineering smartphone based on the mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon and the WNC router are developed using the modem of the Family Snapdragon X50 5G series. This series of multiregime modems combines support of standards 5G/4G/3G/2G in one chip.

In addition to a continuous outdoor-covering in a pilot zone, the company provided an indoor-covering in flagman salon on Tverskaya Street. Test zone 5G is started in the range of 28 GHz in the NSA mode using the anchor range of Band7 LTE (2600 MHz). The NSA mode allows to unroll a 5G using LTE networks and simplifies implementation of the latest standard at the initial stage. Tele2 can test in assigned frequencies until the end of July, 2021.

Tele2 received speed of 2.1 Gbit/c on the subscriber device in 5G network

On August 26, 2019 Tele2 company reported that it reached speed of 2.1 Gbit/c in the Russia's first pilot zone 5G. The company tested technology on a line of devices and developed real user scenarios which will make 5G speeds available to the normal client. Peak speeds and the minimum delay were received by c use of the mobile test device based on the mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon and the equipment of WNC.

Tele2 received speed of 2.1 Gbit/c on the subscriber device in 5G network

According to the company, Tele2 tested the subscriber equipment in the first pilot 5G network which the operator started on Tverskaya Street in Moscow together with Ericsson on August 8, 2019. At connection to network in the range of 28 GHz the subscriber device showed peak speed about 2.1 Gbit / c and the minimum delay time of 9 ms. These technical parameters allow to implement the majority of the user and industrial scenarios based on technology 5G.

One more scenario provides high-speed mobile broadband access to owners of normal smartphones. The user devices are connected to 5G network through portable Wi-Fi-routers WNC. Thus, owners of all modern models can estimate advantages of technology smartphones. Afterwards Tele2 is going to make the WNC router available to buyers.

The continuous outdoor-covering of pilot Tele2 5G network covers Tverskaya Street – from the Kremlin to the Garden Ring. The Indoor-covering is also provided in flagman salon Tele2 on Tverskoy St., 25/9. Test zone 5G is started in the range of 28 GHz in the NSA mode using the anchor range of Band7 LTE (2600 MHz). The NSA mode allows to unroll a 5G in LTE networks and simplifies implementation of the standard at the initial stage. Tele2 can test in assigned frequencies until the end of July, 2021.

Tele2 and Ericsson started pilot zone 5G in the center of Moscow

On August 8, 2019 Tele2 company reported that together with Ericsson started in Russia pilot zone 5G in the center of Moscow. The companies unrolled a continuous outdoor-covering of pilot section of network in the range of 28 GHz on Tverskaya Street. Pilot zones 5G in million-plus cities are created according to the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

Tele2 and Ericsson started pilot zone 5G in the center of Moscow

5G networks will be actively involved in such directions as Internet of Things, "the smart city", "smart" production, the smart home and transport. Use of technology will promote increase in the service level and development of services, including in the field of industrial automation, pilotless transport, remote medicine, virtual and augmented reality.

Standard 5G should become one of reference technologies in digital economy. According to the Digital Economy program, by 2022 it is necessary to provide wide commercial use of a 5G in five cities with the population from 1 million people, and by 2024 – in 15 million-plus cities.

Tele2 and Ericsson started pilot zone 5G in the center of Moscow

Earlier Tele2 signed the agreement with the Government of Moscow on interaction in the field of development of communication services and information telecommunication technologies in the capital.

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Despite fierce competition in mastering of this technology, we with Ericsson start zone 5G on the IT infrastructure. The operating Tele2 network from the very beginning of work in Moscow is technology ready to future implementation of the standard of communication of fifth generation. This event means that the era of a 5G in Russia already came – from tests and laboratory tests we pass to operation of technology on commercial network. In the nearest future Muscovites will be able to see that the 5G will introduce in everyday life, the sphere of entertainments, development of the "smart" city. When preserving the acceleration set by this project and support of the regulator we will be able effectively to implement tasks of the Digital Economy program and to promote mass use of technology,

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Ericsson – one of leaders in a 5G, and we are glad to start in Russia zone 5G in Moscow. We continue to cooperate actively with Tele2 within strategic partnership, start of zone 5G in Moscow – an important stage of our cooperation. Being the company in the field of a 5G with 16 commercial 5G networks on four continents – the Ericsson company is glad to make the contribution to digitalization of the Russian economy,
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Tele2, Ericsson and Rostelecom will create zone 5G in Moscow

Tele2, Ericsson company and PJSC Rostelecom signed the agreement of intent to create test zone 5G in Moscow in July-October, 2019. Tests will take place on Tele2 network in range of 27 GHz on the equipment of Ericsson using communication channels of Rostelecom.

The relevant agreement in June, 2019 on PIEF-2019 was signed by the CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin, the chief executive of Ericsson Borye Ekholm and the president of PJSC Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky.

Pilot zone 5G will be unrolled on Tele2 network in the range of 27 GHz on the equipment of ERS with implementation of technology 5G. Tele2 and Rostelecom have necessary licenses and network infrastructure for carrying out tests. In turn, Ericsson has a full range of technical solutions for 5G networks and also examination of their implementation and integration. On the equipment of Ericsson eight operating 5G networks in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia are already unrolled.

Implementation of technologies of fifth generation will allow Tele2 to render the advanced services of mobile broad-band data transmission, based on such advantages as high speed and short delay. Use of technologies 5G will promote increase in the service level and development of new services, including in the field of industrial automation, pilotless transport, remote medicine, virtual and augmented reality.

5G it is ringing between Tele2 and MegaFon

On June 5, 2019 Tele2, the alternative mobile operator, announced a 5G video call the subscriber of Tele2. The call took place in St. Petersburg.

The video call to 5G networks took place between the subscriber of Tele2 and the client of MegaFon in the Museum of communication of A.S. Popov. The CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin called the director of technical innovations and infrastructure of MegaFon Frederica Vanoschuyze.

The event confirmed technical capability of sharing of IT infrastructure of 5G network by different operators. In Tele2 consider that the model of the uniform infrastructure operator is the optimal scenario of development of technology 5G in Russia. She will allow to build full-fledged network in the territory of the Russian Federation, to provide non-discriminatory access for operators to infrastructure and to cut down expenses on implementation of this standard of communication.

5G calls are the first case of practical application of technology in the country. They took place in 28 years after the Russia's first call by the cell phone – too historical for the industry and also organized in the Northern Capital with participation of Nokia. In 1991 the mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak called the colleague the USA. Communication was provided by Delta Telecom operator and worked based on NMT-450 standard. The device Mobira MD59-NB2 Nokia weighed 3 kg, and minute of a conversation cost one dollar.

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Implementation of technology 5G in Russia is followed by an active debate of players of the market and search of ways of development of the standard in Russia. Participants of the industry are unanimous that start of technology in Russia cannot be delayed. Experts promised that 2019 will become critical for development of the standard around the world. Today's experiment proves that sign this year will be also for Russia. All infrastructure difficulties are close to permission – including thanks to partnership of strong players and the choice of model of joint operation of resources. We show not abstract scenarios of use of technology, and quite specific, daily cases of its use. They work for improvement of client experience and bring closer real start of technology in the country. We passed from words to case and organized a 5G call between subscribers of two operators,
noted Sergey Emdin, the CEO of Tele2
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The first a 5G a call of Rostelecom together with MegaFon and Nokia

On June 5, 2019 MegaFon reported that together with Rostelecom and Nokia carried out the trunk video call in the Russian 5G networks having connected the Northern Capital and Helsinki. Read more here.

Beginning of work of JV Rostelecom and MegaFon

The Russian provider of digital services and solutions of PJSC Rostelecom announced on February 28, 2019 TAdviser the beginning of joint activity with PJSC MegaFon on development of mobile communication of fifth generation (5G) on the basis of joint venture Novye tsifrovye resheniya (ranee Didzhital dlya businessa) LLC. As specified in Rostelecom, participants of partnership will own the joint venture in equal shares. And the board member of Rostelecom Vadim Semyonov will head the company. Read more here.

Tele2 and Huawei will cooperate in development of standard 5G

On February 26, 2019 Tele2 reported that they together with Huawei signed the partnership agreement. The document defines opportunities for strategic cooperation in development of a 5G - the focused transport and reference network.

The CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin and Zhao Lei, the president of division of operator business of Huawei in Russia
The CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin and Zhao Lei, the president of division of operator business of Huawei in Russia

The agreement on strategic cooperation in the field of development of a 5G was signed by the CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin and Zhao Lei, the president of division of operator business of Huawei in Russia. The parties will interact in a research of opportunities of implementation of technology 5G on Tele2 network. Arrangements provide testing of high-speed ultrabroadband communication networks using examination of Huawei.

Taking active part in discussions about ways of deployment of a 5G in Russia, Tele2 investigates the capacity of modern services, invests in testings of technology and involves in this process of strong partners. Huawei already developed a number of 5G networks in the different countries of the world in the test mode, and the beginning of commercial use of technology is planned for 2019.

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Implementation of technology 5G in Russia is followed by an active debate of market participants and search of ways of development of the standard in Russia. Despite unresolved regulatory and infrastructure questions, we understand how it is important to be technology ready to implementation of the innovation services. Tele2 successfully tests several years scenarios of application of a 5G in different industries. At this stage it is important to us to secure with partnership with Huawei company which already provided smartphone 5G. We are sure that joint work in a scope will help to bring closer its commercial start in Russia.
Sergey Emdin, CEO of Tele2
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We are glad to conclude partnership with Tele2. Huawei helps operators to create the trusted networks aimed in the future that is brought closer by large-scale implementation of a 5G. We are glad to provide to the Russian partners our expert experience and practices which will allow to accelerate digital transformation and to bring closer approach of an era of a 5G in Russia and around the world.
Zhao Lei, the president of division of operator business of Huawei in Russia
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2018: MegaFon, Rostelecom and Rostec can create the infrastructure operator of a 5G networks

On November 20, 2018 it became known of creation in Russia of the uniform infrastructure operator for development of 5G network. The joint project of Rostelecom, MegaFon and Rostec should reduce costs on deployment of network of fifth generation, however there is a risk of restriction of the competition. Read more here.

2017

Rostelecom, the State Hermitage and Ericsson put a pilot zone of 5G network into operation

State Hermitage, the Companies "Rostelecom" also Ericsson started in May in the territory of General staff of the Hermitage a pilot zone of an experimental communication network of fifth generation of a 5G. At a ceremony of start there were a CEO of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, the senior vice president of Rostelecom Vladimir Kiriyenko and the president Ericsson in Russia Tolstoy Sebastian.

Rostelecom acts as the telecommunication operator of the project – the company provided necessary radio frequencies and technology infrastructure for creation of 5G network. Ericsson provides a necessary complex of technical solutions of a 5G, their implementation and integration, and the Hermitage provided the platform for testing of network.

In specially prepared exposition zone in General staff provided the possible directions of use of networks of new generation in museum case.

One of the directions which need to be discussed and developed is use of this technology in restoration. New opportunities were shown by Igor Karlovic Malkiyel, the head of the laboratory of scientific restoration of precious metals of the State Hermitage. Using the robohand managed at distance it cleared the modern copy of a sculpture from a collection of the Hermitage of the structure applied on it. Removal of superficial pollution – one of the most widespread restoration processes. The minimum delay in data transmission gives the chance to work remotely at any distances in real time. Required parameters are capable to provide only technologies 5G.

Based on a robohand it is possible to make not only remote restoration, but also distance learning of restorers using special devices

The provided scenarios were demonstrated based on test network of Rostelecom using the frequency range of 3500 MHz. For ensuring effect of presence at both cases the camera with a viewing angle of 360 degrees was used, and the video flow removed by it 4K was transferred to points of virtual reality. The effect of presence near object of art is as a result created. Uninterrupted high-quality data transmission at high speeds and an instant response of network is necessary for remote control of devices. Required parameters are capable to provide only technologies 5G.

Start of pilot zone 5G in Tatarstan

The pilot zone of a communication network of standard 5G is started in May in Innopolis in Tatarstan. Opening took place with the assistance of the president of the republic Rustam Minnikhanov and the head of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky. The research of the market of demanded services in 5G networks, demonstration of commercial opportunities and search of effective business solutions, says Rostelecom will be project tasks, covering the university and technopark in the territory of Innopolis.

During creation of a pilot zone the equipment of broadband wireless access of Huawei company with elements of direction 5G (Massive MIMO) is used. This technology allows to increase capacity of each cell by 4-5 times in comparison with LTE networks. In addition to Huawei, as the partner of Rostelecom in the project the TransTeleCom operator acts.

At a start ceremony in the test mode the technical capability of ensuring high data transfer rates was also shown, to capacity and an ultralow delay time. Demonstration of practical application of the equipment of a 5G began with broadcast of a streaming video in permission 4K and the air from the camera of 360 degrees in a helmet of virtual reality. Thanks to Massive MIMO technology data transfer rate over 2 Gbps was reached.

Start of the first open pilot zone of 5G network in Skolkovo

The Skolkovo Foundation, Rostelecom and Nokia announced on March 21, 2018 start of the Russia's first open pilot zone of network of the next generation of a 5G. It will function in the territory of the innovation center "Skolkovo". The companies and research teams which are engaged in development of the perspective products applied in 5G networks are invited to joint testing of the modern equipment and solutions on the platform of a pilot zone.

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Areas, perspective for 5G, are an and industrial Internet, both pilotless transport, and video analytics, and some other. With participation of startups we already prepare Skolkovo "pilots" on cartography for agriculture, on protection of large building sites using drones, solutions for the media industry (for example, for the organization of broadcastings in a format of 360 degrees). We are ready to give to the companies which work in the field of use of networks of fifth generation an opportunity of testing and use of their innovative developments directly in Skolkovo with assistance of experts from Rostelecom and Nokia — Igor Drozdov, the chairman of the board of Skolkovo Foundation said.
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It is expected that the pilot zone will allow to show perspectives of the latest technologies of communication on the basis of a 5G for their further use in different branches of the economy. Rostelecom will conduct a research of a possibility of use of specific sites of radio frequency bands in the range of 3400-3800 MHz.

Within start of a pilot zone by special tests the technical capability of ensuring high data transfer rates, capacity and an ultrasmall delay time (ping) was shown. Practical application of the equipment of communication networks of the next generation for users was shown on the screen of the TV of ultrahigh clearness (4K) on which high-quality content was transmitted through modem 5G.

The greatest efficiency regarding data transfer rate and response time was shown by the application of the solution providing aggregation of frequency bands in the ranges of 1800 MHz and 3.5 GHz, implemented on the exchange service station Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

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5G networks are the following evolutionary step of the previous technologies which is designed to become a one of reference in digital economy. This technology will demand 10 times more base stations. There will be a need of their connection with switching centers and with DPCs for traffic handling of subscribers and also fiber-optical networks with functions of program-controlled networks. Rostelecom suggests telecom operators to use services of the ready developed infrastructure and will focus on the core client business. Problems of an open pilot zone are a research of technical features of technology and that is important, working off of scenarios of model of the infrastructure operator and search of business solutions which will become drivers of growth in process of emergence of 5G networks — Mikhail Oseevsky, the president of Rostelecom commented on an event.
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The FSO can interfere with selection of a 5G bands of communication for VimpelCom and Rostelecom

VimpelCom and structures of Rostelecom can face difficulties in obtaining frequencies for testing of a 5G because of failure of the FSO in selection of bands in the ranges of 3400-3800 MHz. At the same time requests of MTS and National research institute of technologies and the communication (NIITS) which requested frequencies in other ranges are going to be approved completely. It can deliver operators in unequal conditions when testing speeds of a 5G Kommersant writes in November.

The State Radio Frequency Commission (SCRF) is going to select to VimpelCom a band of 25.25-29.5 GHz for a pilot communication network of a 5G in Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Voronezh, Leningrad, Moscow and Samara regions, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Krasnodar and Stavropol regions, follows from the preliminary draft decision of SCRF (is at Kommersant). The final decision will be made at a meeting on December 28. At the same time the state commission is going to refuse to the operator the frequencies of 3400-3800 MHz in the same regions. Selection of frequencies in this range was opposed by Special Communications and Information Service of the FSO, follows from the annex to documents.

The same problems arose also at other companies. SCRF is ready to select radio frequency bands for testing of a 5G to structures of FreshTel (it is controlled by Rostelecom). Progress LLC, Orion LLC, Interproject LLC and Stolitsa LLC applying for the frequency of 3400-3600 MHz and 3600-3800 MHz will receive 3400–3440 MHz and 3545–3550 MHz in Kazan and Innopolis (Tatarstan), St. Petersburg, the Belgorod and Ivanovo regions, Kaliningrad and Svetlogorsk, Moscow, Krasnogorsk ("Crocus Expo") and in the Skolkovo center. The commission is going to refuse to the companies selection of the frequencies of 3440-3545 MHz and 3550-3600 MHz — also because of objections of Special Communications and Information Service of the FSO.

Besides, SCRF is going to refuse completely Tvoi mobilnye tekhnologii LLC (Tattelecom) radio frequency band 3400–3600 MHz for communication of the LTE/lTE-Advanced standard for research works in Kazan and Innopolis "on the basis of the negative conclusion" about a possibility of its selection.

SCRF follows from materials that the commission decided to approve completely the request of MTS for the frequency of 27.5-28.35 GHz for creation of fragments of pilot 5G networks in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi. The state commission is going to approve also a request of NIITS (enters into structures of the businessman Vitaly Yusufov) for frequencies in the range of 24.25-27.5 GHz, 31.8-33.4 GHz, 40.5-42.5 GHz and 66-71 GHz for tests in Moscow. The CEO of NIITS of Minnovas Alexander reported to Kommersant that he is not familiar with the decision of SCRF yet, but noted: the institute expects to receive the requested frequencies which will allow to test a 5G using the domestic equipment. MTS told that expect the decision of SCRF. "Already now MTS amplifies capacity of networks and closely cooperates with vendors" — noted in the company. Recently the operator signed the agreement with Ericsson which in 2017-2020 will supply MTS the equipment and the software for 5G network more than for €400 million.

VimpelCom does not comment on drafts of solutions which are presented to consideration in SCRF, having noted only that "are completely ready to hold testing of a 5G in perspective frequency ranges". Rostelecom reported that expect to receive that volume of a radio-frequency resource which is necessary for deployment of pilot zones 5G in Innopolis, Skolkovo and the Hermitage. "We suggest to wait for the official decision of SCRF. All our earlier stated plans remain in force" — reported in the press service of operator. According to a source of Kommersant close to company management, the operator still expects to receive not less than 45 MHz of continuous frequency bands in those ranges on which the project of SCRF provides the negative solution and also in bands 3600–3800 MHz. According to him, after testing of a 5G in 2018 Rostelecom is going to secure assigned frequencies. Other source of Kommersant in the company specifies that, perhaps, the stated frequencies will receive not the all companies entering into FreshTel. Tattelecom, Huawei and the ministry of informatization and communication of Tatarstan participate in the project on deployment of a 5G in Innopolis except Rostelecom. Tattelecom did not respond to the request of Kommersant. Earlier the first frequencies for testing of a 5G were received by MegaFon. In July SCRF selected the companies a resource in the ranges of 3.4-3.8 GHz and 24.25-29.5 GHz.

It is important to receive a maximum of necessary frequencies for operators to show big speeds of a 5G, in a different way to show possibilities of a 5G it is represented difficult, the leading expert on a 5G of Ericsson in Russia Georgy Muratov notes. "When receiving narrower or interrupted bands operators get into unequal position in comparison with those who received more broad and continuous bands" — he explains. But the decision of SCRF can depend on what frequency bands are already engaged at specific territories by other users, for example the satellite systems or military services, mister Muratov adds.

MegaFon and Rostelecom will develop jointly 5G networks

Telecommunication companies "MegaFon" and "Rostelecom" in November, 2017 signed the agreement on cooperation in the field of development of networks of standard 5G. By calculation of the companies, it will allow to reduce construction costs of such networks.

Within cooperation MegaFon and Rostelecom intend to develop optimal scenarios of implementation of networks of fifth generation on the basis of the international experience taking into account features of the Russian mobile communications market. The companies do not exclude a possibility of creation of joint venture which will act as the uniform infrastructure operator for construction of networks and communication services provision of standard 5G.

MegaFon and Rostelecom are also going to create the working group which will offer options of deployment of 5G networks in the ranges of 3.4-3.6 GHz and 26 GHz, including taking into account the government program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation". Special attention is going to be paid to search and release of an available spectral resource for networks of fifth generation.

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We already successfully work with Rostelecom within the working group "Information Infrastructure" and we see the huge potential for further cooperation. It is sure that joint efforts of a 5G can become a basis for technology development in a number of the industries of digital economy — the CEO of MegaFon Sergey Soldatenkov emphasized.
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For our company one of the main foci of the Digital Economy program — creation necessary for its creation and functioning of infrastructure. It is obvious that the 5G will become one of reference technologies in digital economy — the president of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky said. — We consider that creation in Russia of a full-fledged mobile network of fifth generation requires consolidation of efforts of market participants. Our partnership with MegaFon is designed to show success of such approach at deployment of networks of generation of a 5G.
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Both companies actively participate in promotion of the standard of communication of a 5G together with the international equipment manufacturers. So, for example, MegaFon handles issues of implementation of technology 5G within membership in the international organization of mobile operators of GSMA. The operator already received the frequency range of 3400-3800 MHz and 25250-29500 MHz for creation of test zones 5G within the FIFA World Cup of 2018.

Rostelecom, in turn, has necessary network infrastructure, radio frequencies and experience of project implementation. Earlier the company signed agreements on construction of 5G networks in Innopolis, the innovation center "Skolkovo" and Federal State Budgetary Institution of culture State Hermitage.

The agreement with Nokia on creation in Skolkovo of a pilot zone of 5G network

On October 17, 2017 the agreement between Rostelecom, Nokia and Skolkovo Foundation on creation of a pilot zone of 5G network in the territory of the innovation center "Skolkovo" was signed. Under the document the president of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky, the president of Skolkovo Foundation Victor Vekselberg and the vice president of Nokia in the region Eastern Europe of Demetrio Russo appended signatures.

The parties approved the list of scenarios of possible use of wireless technologies of fifth generation which can be implemented within the project. Accomplishment of these scenarios will allow to show possibilities of the latest technologies of communication for their further use in different branches of the economy.

According to Oseevsky, Rostelecom has necessary network infrastructure and radio frequencies for construction of a pilot zone of 5G network in Skolkovo. Within the project the operator will conduct a research of a possibility of use of specific sites of radio frequency bands using perspective technologies, including the IMT systems, using radio-electronic means of the LTE/lTE-Advanced standard.

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I am convinced that creation by our technology partners — Rostelecom and Nokia — a pilot zone of 5G network in Skolkovo will be serious help in work of our innovation center and at the same time, having shown possibilities of technologies of the next generation of mobile communication, will promote their fastest mass implementation — Victor Vekselberg said.
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Peak speed of a 5G will be about 20 Gbps that it is enough for transfer hundreds of video flows of Ultra HD with the resolution of 8K in one cell. The first specifications of standard 5G should be developed in 2018, and the first commercial 5G network can be unrolled in 2019, noted in Rostelecom.

Tele2 and Nokia tested possibilities of a 5G

Tele2 and Nokia tested technologies of mobile communication of fifth generation. As explained in Tele2, opportunities of technology of mobile communication of fifth generation it was demonstrated within the agreement on cooperation signed in 2016. The parties agreed about intensive development of 5G networks for the purpose of solving of tasks connected with the growing needs for data services between people, devices and machines.

It is expected that the technology 5G will promote emergence of new applications and scenarios of use, including in such areas as industrial automation, pilotless control of transport, remote medicine, virtual entertainments. Each of these scopes of application requires very high speeds and low transfer lag of a signal, emphasized in the operator.

During demonstration of Tele2 and Nokia provided different options of use of technology of fifth generation. As the first scenario of the company showed how solutions based on a 5G can be applied to pilotless control of cars and the organization of the "smart" movement in the urban environment.

When implementing the second scenario work of a complex of video analytics based on a 5G was shown: the technology allows to automate completely video surveillance and to build intellectual protection of perimeter. At the same time a system analyzes a trajectory of the movement of objects and, in case of detection of suspects or objects, immediately notifies the operator. Besides, solutions based on a 5G help to monitor unauthorized emergence of objects — forgotten or intentionally left violators — or their disappearance.

Used the equipment of AirFrame Nokia (solution Mobile Edge Computing) and AirScale which works in the range of 4.5 GHz for carrying out tests of the company. The companies applied MIMO 8x8 technology using eight antennas at basic and subscriber stations and provided multivideo streaming. By estimates Tele2, this solution quadruples data transfer rate in comparison with MIMO 2x2 technology in LTE networks.

"Deployment of 5G networks should be supported by high readiness of new disruptive services for commercial operation, for example, of the "smart" cities, pilotless transport, augmented reality and others. In spite of the fact that formation of a new 5G ecosystem will take time, technology we should be ready to implementation of the innovation services" — considers Ritvars Kriyevs, the technical director of Tele2.
"We confirm the readiness to give all support of Tele2 in evolution to 5G networks, using the optimal scenario of transition with the subsequent commercial implementation of systems 5G. We plan further joint projects within our agreement in the field of technologies 5G" — Demetrio Russo, the vice president of Nokia company in the region of Eastern Europe said.

The letter of intent on construction of pilot zone 5G in Tatarstan

On May 25, 2017 in Kazan the letter of intent jointly is signed to handle a construction issue in Tatarstan of a pilot zone of network of mobile communication of fifth generation of a 5G. The signatures in the document delivered the deputy prime minister of the Republic of Tatarstan – the minister of informatization and communication Roman Shaykhutdinov, the president of PJSC Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky and the CEO of PJSC Tattelecom Shafigullin Lutfulla Nurislamovich.

The ceremony of signing was held in the presence of the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov that speaks about support by the leaders of the republic of questions of implementation in its territory of the most advanced information and communication technologies.

According to the protocol of the party are going to develop jointly the project of construction in Tatarstan of a pilot zone of network of mobile communication of fifth generation of a 5G and also to resolve issues of providing resources of communication networks and a radio-frequency resource, obtaining all necessary permissions to use of frequencies and the equipment in a pilot zone. Within half a year of the party intend to approve the action plan and investment volume.

2016: Nokia and Tele2 are going to develop a 5G network jointly

On September 5, 2016 the companies Nokia also Tele2 announced plans of joint development of the high-speed ultrabroadband communication systems providing increase in efficiency of spectrum use for successful and fault-free transfer of large volumes of data, in particular, to video of high definition.

Nokia and Tele2 investigate applications of Internet of Things for such segments of the market as cars with network capabilities, utilities, "the smart city", health care and systems for the house.

Advertizing Tele2, (2016)
Advertizing Tele2, (2016)

The companies signed the agreement on cooperation directed to acceleration of development of networks of mobile communication of a 5G for the purpose of the most effective permission of the growing needs for data services between people, devices and machines. In plans of the companies - to focus on technologies of a radio access and the LTE Advanced applications and a 5G and also on search of methods of optimization of video transmission of high definition and opportunities of expansion of the automation of networks required for services [[Internet of Things, IoT, M2M (the market of Russia)|Internet of Things]] and quality improvements of service of subscribers.

Within the agreement of Nokia and Tele2 will interact in questions of development of the solutions LTE Advanced and a 5G which will allow Tele2 operator to improve the network and to be prepared for the subsequent commercial operation of systems 5G. This work will provide testing of the high-speed communication networks necessary for transfer of traffic, by means of technologies:

  • multiantenna systems (MIMO) of a high order and multicomponent aggregation of the existing radio interfaces 4G bearing for optimization and start of new radio interface 5G with reaching the new level of efficiency of spectrum use;

  • service of broadcasting and group transfer of a video information (eMBMS) and the local processing and distribution of video flows (Edge Video Orchestration) for 4G networks and a 5G allowing to provide simultaneous delivery of video of high definition in real time to increasing number of people and devices;

  • the dynamic management of the user experience (Dynamic Experience Management, DEM) combining functions of optimization of traffic in nokia.com network of a radio access with the built-in means of analytics in real time automatically to provide to subscribers the highest service level taking into account their network profiles.

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We expect that the 5G will become the main technology of the fast mobile Internet by 2021. Cooperation with Nokia gives us advantage of use of the technologies allowing to receive the maximum benefit from high efficiency of systems 5G. We will be able to offer the services providing advantage over competitors and to exceed expectations of our subscribers.

Ritvars Kriyevs, technical director of Tele2
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Thanks to this agreement we with pleasure will continue 13 years' cooperation with Tele2 and we will promote technology development of the operator in anticipation of the coming 5G era. Nokia already released a number of technology developments for use in systems 5G and is ready to help Tele2 to perform soft junction to new networks to meet rapidly growing demand for data services and some of the first to take advantage of implementation of new opportunities which opens technologies 5G and IoT.

JP Takala, the vice president, the head of East region in Nokia
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