MTS, Russia’s largest mobile operator, and Huawei have activated 5G networks at 14 iconic locations in Moscow.
MTS is the first telecom operator in Russia to be granted the 5G license. It has given strategic priority to 5G network construction and service development. In October last year, MTS and Vladivostok TV debuted a live TV service using 5G modules.
MTS and Huawei co-launched live broadcasts using Huawei 5G smartphones in 14 5G experience arenas, showcasing to users in Russia the new 5G experience in terms of connection, download, and gaming. The test results showed over 1 Gbps speed, 2 GB of files and applications downloaded in merely 10 seconds, and online gaming meeting latency requirements anywhere.
MTS introduced Huawei’s Super Blade Site solution to simplify the deployment of 5G sites in the 14 pilots. Given that over 40 percent of sites in Moscow are macro pole sites, the Super Blade Site solution with antenna/AAU, RF and BBU products integrated in a blade which resolves difficulties in antenna installation space and site rent.
“We are eager to explore and develop 5G applications for our individual and enterprise users to drive the national economy. At 14 pilot sites a big number of consumers can experience the 5G benefits — high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity for next-generation applications,” said Victor Belov, MTS Chief Technology Officer.
“We will continue to help MTS explore 5G applications and innovate together with partners in Russia by using cloud computing, big data, IoT, and other technologies,” said Zhao Lei, Director of Huawei Eurasia CNBG.