MTS Belarus mirrors rival A1 with 5G SA test in Minsk

1 Jun 2020

Mobile operator MTS Belarus has successfully demonstrated its 5G standalone architecture (SA) network in test mode in the Minsk-Arena complex, using equipment supplied by Huawei, just days after rival A1 Belarus confirmed its own test mode launch in the capital. MTS said its autonomous 5G SA network is fundamentally different from previous test launches in 5G Non-standalone (NSA) mode, which were tethered to a 4G LTE network. The 5G SA network operates in two bands, 1800MHz and 3500MHz which MTS says will make it easier to implement a commercial launch of 5G as it can use its existing radio frequencies.

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