The head of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov told RBC about when the fifth-generation communication networks will be launched in Russia. According to him, this will happen in the coming years.
In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the 5G pilot networks of several mobile operators are already working in test mode, and the mass introduction of networks is scheduled for 2020. True, before these operators it is necessary that frequencies be distributed between operators, and Russian President Vladimir Putin opposed the provision of the 3.4-3.8 GHz band for commercial use. Because of this, Russia may lag behind other countries in the 5G development pace. In the Russian regions, fifth-generation networks will, in any case, be deployed late from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
“Technologies are available, we can produce this equipment. We already have achievements, and I think that in 2022–2023 we will be able to create an experimental network in one of the regions. Our task for today is to present a strategic plan for creating 5G in Russia, ”said Sergey Chemezov.
The development of 5G in Russia is carried out by all major mobile operators with the support of leading telecommunications companies – Nokia, Huawei, and Ericsson.