VimpelCom demos 5G mobile in Russia with Huawei

VimpelCom has demonstrated 5G mobile technologies at the Moscow Museum exhibition hall in Russia.
VimpelCom 5G with HuaweiVimpelCom used frequencies between 26,600–27,200 MHz during the demonstration of the 5G mobile service.

VimpelCom 5G enabled the dialogue between the speakers using a hologram – a digitized image transmitted through Mixed Reality glasses (MR). Holographic communication technology requires high bandwidth and low latency – powered by the deployment of 5G networks.

VimpelCom used Huawei 5G base station – the gNodeB – to make the holographic call. The base station consists of an active antenna array (HAAU 5213) and BBU5900 digital processing module with a 5G board.

Huawei said the radio interface uses TDD mode in the 100 MHz frequency band and MIMO 64×64 technology. VimpelCom selected 5G CPE devices based on the Huawei Balong5G01 chipset as the subscriber terminal, which includes an RF module (ODU) and 5G/WiFi router (IDU).

Beeline and Huawei also demonstrated a practical 5G virtual reality (VR) use case using an online broadcast from a 360-degree camera housed in a VR helmet. Beeline customers can visit an operator’s shop, acquire a tariff plan, or buy a smartphone, while physically located at their own home.

“We wish to offer our subscribers an understanding of how 5G technologies can become an integral part of their daily lives, and how they can improve their user experience,” Vasyl Latsanych, CEO of VimpelCom, said.


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