The Russian telecommunications operator MTS has announced that some of its customers will be able to access the first 5G network that the company has deployed in more than a dozen areas in the Russian capital.
The new generation network covers various popular places in Moscow, such as the Gorky Park, the area around the State University and the Moscow City business center, among others.
The network, which is available in 14 zones, will be expanded in the near future. For the summer it is planned that 10 zones of St. Petersburg.
“After conducting multiple tests, our company has launched the first 5G pilot network on a massive scale in Russia, which is available to thousands of our customers in real-life conditions,” said MTS President Alexéi Kornia on Friday.
The new network, built with equipment from the Chinese tech giant Huawei, will make it possible to download data at speeds of up to 1,5 GBpsIn other words, a movie can be downloaded in less than a minute.