Defence Ministry slowing 5G spectrum transfer?

2 Apr 2019

According to a review document seen by Vedomosti, the Russian Ministry of Defence considers it is ‘too early’ to transfer the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz spectrum band to cellular operators for commercial 5G service deployment. The review was in response to a draft 5G action plan recently sent by Russia’s telecoms ministry to several other state departments including Defence. There is industry expectation that commercial 5G licensing may be implemented this year.

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