INNOPOLIS /Republic of Tatarstan/, may 21. /TASS/. Experienced area mobile network of the fifth generation 5G opened Monday in Tatarstan. The launch was held in Innopolis city with the participation of President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and President of JSC “Rostelecom” Michael Tatarstan.
A Protocol of intent to jointly study the issue of construction in Tatarstan the pilot zones of mobile networks fifth generation 5G authorities of Tatarstan and Rostelecom signed in July 2017. According to forecasts of the head of Rostelecom Mikhail Tatarstan mass adoption of communication technologies of the fifth generation in the Russian cities will happen in five to seven years. Testing technology will be held on the territory of Innopolis in Tatarstan, SKOLKOVO in Moscow and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
“We are launching here in Innopolis experienced area network of the fifth generation, which would ensure the possibility of creating huge databases of information gathering. We do this in Innopolis quite deliberately, we do it together with our partners from Huawei, the company “Tattelekom”. We believe that this will give the opportunity to companies-residents who work here in Innopolis in practice, test those solutions, developments, those services for which such technologies are required. It’s a small project, but a huge step forward for Russia,” – said Oseyevsky.
A test area was created using equipment broadband wireless access Huawei with the elements of the direction of 5G, Massive MIMO, which allows to increase the capacity of each cell at four to five times in comparison with LTE networks. At the launch in test mode showed the technical feasibility of providing high data transmission speeds, throughput, and ultra low latency. Display of practical application of equipment started with 5G of streaming video in 4K resolution and live with the 360 degree cameras in virtual reality helmet.
To demonstrate the capabilities of prospective equipment also opened a platform of virtual football, which shows the criticality and the importance of minimum response time network characteristic of 5G networks.
Earlier, the Minister of communications and mass communications of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov said that the introduction of Russian technology 5G will contribute to the development of the Internet of things and driverless cars. Technology fifth generation mobile communication will presumably start in commercial operation after 2020. A record data transfer rate in the experimental areas of 5G network reached 25 GB/s that allows you to broadcast video with a resolution of 8K (Ultra HD) online.