Beeline, MTS make 5G frequency applications

22 Sep 2017

Russian cellcos Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Beeline have submitted 5G frequency applications for network testing in areas of Moscow and other regions, TelecomDaily reports. The news follows previous 5G test spectrum allocations to Russian rival MegaFon. Beeline made applications to the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) for experimental frequency permits covering certain areas within: Moscow city and Moscow region, St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad region, Voronezh, Samara, Tatarstan, Krasnodar and Stavropol. MTS has made similar applications to the SCRF for experimental 5G networks in the 27.5GHz-28.35GHz frequency band in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi. Additionally, MTS is reported to have applied for 850MHz ‘5G’ testing permission back in June.