Tatarstan gears up for 5G football kick-off

14 Sep 2017

5G pilot plans are being advanced in Tatarstan (Russian Federation), TDaily reports, quoting Deputy Minister of Communications of Tatarstan, Dmitry Vandyukov, who disclosed that ‘communications operators submitted applications for allocating a frequency band for the creation of experimental zones of the fifth-generation network in Kazan and Innopolis. Appropriate spectrum studies are underway to deploy the pilot zones, after which the necessary number of base stations will be determined.’ A 5G pilot network will be deployed in and around the Kazan Arena stadium for the World Cup 2018 football tournament, in a project led by MegaFon. In addition, the local Ministry of Communications concluded an agreement with Rostelecom and Tattelecom on the creation of an experimental 5G zone in the hi-tech city of Innopolis.