The single operator will be much cheaper.
Leading Russian operators continue to discuss the possibility of creating a single new operator, with support for 5G networks. Today it became known that the joint development of 5G networks in Russia will become for operators is much more beneficial — spending will decrease by more than two times. It can become a serious argument for a final decision on the creation and launch of a new nationwide operator with support for 5G.
Specialists of Scientific research Institute of radio counted how many Russian operators MTS, Beeline, MegaFon and Tele2 will spend on the development and implementation of 5G networks in the cities. It turned out that the total expenses of operators will be about 164 billion rubles until 2024. In this case, if the operators will work together, creating a 5G network, you have to spend only 72 billion over the same period.
Thus, the creation of joint 5G-operator will be much more profitable for the leading communication providers. In this regard, operators will be able to offer the Russians more favorable conditions for the use of 5G. However, at the moment between operators there is no agreement. In Tele2, the “MegaFon” and “Rostelecom” supported the initiative, and in MTS and “Beeline” believe that the market needs competition.
Informed sources reported that the launch of the new operator is already scheduled for the first half of 2019.