MTS was the first in Russia licensed to 5G

Mobile operator MTS in Russia to receive a license to provide mobile services standard 5G/IMT-2020 in 83 constituent entities.

A permit issued by the State Commission for radio frequencies. Technical means will be used in the frequency bands 24,25-of 24.65 GHz.

The company noted that the first users will be the business customers and large industrial enterprises.

The President of MTS Alexey Root called this event a historical moment for the industry.

Currently, the 5G communication technology is developing in many countries of the world. The main advantage of such networks is faster compared to previous versions the speed of data exchange.

For 5G priority frequency band 3,4-3,8 GHz, but in Russia he's busy with other services, including power. The question of the release of this range for 5G has been discussed for a long time. Now Russian mobile operators test the relationship of the fifth generation in other ranges of 25.25-to 27.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz, but they can be used only as additional to the main.

According to "Digital economy", sustainable network coverage such relationship in ten cities over one million should be achieved by 2022.