5G is around the corner!
Operators “MegaFon” and “Rostelecom” announced the creation of a joint venture for the development of networks of the fifth generation in Russia. Other mobile operators are to join the company in the future. This was stated by the head of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky.
A key objective of the joint venture operators will be moderating an adequate range for the deployment of 5G networks in Russia. According to General Director of “MegaFon” Gevorg Vermishyan, the industry really need a single moderator and negotiator, able to interact with the regulator on various issues related to the development of 5G networks in Russia.
While in the joint venture includes only the “MegaFon” and “Rostelecom”. However, representatives of “Beeline” and MTS said earlier that generally support the idea of creating a single 5G-operator. In this regard, it is expected that in the near future the joint venture will connect all the Union operators for LTE.
Thanks to the creation of a single infrastructure 5G-operator, the leading Russian operators will be able to significantly reduce the cost of deploying networks of the fifth generation in Russia. In addition, it will allow you to run a commercial network faster. It is expected that the first mass public and 5G network will be launched in Russia by the end of 2021. In fact, however, 5G will appear in some regions earlier. So, MegaFon is planning to launch 5G network in some regions are already in 2019.