MTS, Tele2 Russia both announce 2.1Gbps 5G mmWave speeds in pilot zones

5 Sep 2019

Tele2 Russia has claimed peak data speeds up to 2.1Gbps and minimum latency of 9ms on its 28GHz mmWave 5G pilot network zone in central Moscow, using Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile device technology. Tele2 is inviting any users of compatible smartphones or other devices to test the network, which it launched last month in partnership with Ericsson on Tverskaya Street.

Larger Russian cellco MTS, which launched its Moscow 5G mmWave pilot zone soon after Tele2, has similarly announced hitting speeds of 2.1Gbps in partnership with Nokia, using a pre-production Samsung S10 5G smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 platform and X50 modem. MTS is also partnering Huawei in its 5G piloting programme.