ER-Telecom issued trial 5G spectrum

2 Aug 2019

Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) has issued trial 5G frequencies to the country’s second largest fixed broadband provider by subscribers, cableco/fibre network operator ER-Telecom. Broadband TV News cites an Izvestia report saying that ER-Telecom (branded may start tests in the autumn utilising 4.8GHz-4.99GHz and 27GHz band spectrum in ‘over 50 experimental zones’ located in Moscow City, Moscow Region, St Petersburg and surrounding areas, Yekaterinburg, Ulyanovsk, Kaliningrad and other regions. All Russian operators participating in 5G trials are expected to submit results of testing to the relevant authorities by September 2020.