In Russia, the country’s first open pilot zone of the fragment of the prospective communication network of the standard 5G / IMT 2020 was launched. It operates on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center. The partners of the project were Rostelecom, Nokia and the Skolkovo Foundation. The launch of commercial 5G networks is scheduled for 2020. Recall, Belarus is also working on the deployment of 5G.
Rostelecom plans to test the use of radio frequencies in the 3400-3800 MHz band.
Earlier, cellular operator AT & T announced the creation in the US network of the fifth generation by the end of 2018. Similar plans have another major operator – Verizon. Other market participants (T-Mobile and Sprint) will deploy their 5G networks in 2019.
In Belarus at the beginning of this year, a test zone for Minsk is expected, and by the end of 2018 – the launch of the 800 MHz band.
The standard 5G allows you to transfer data at speeds of several gigabits per second.