In 2020 Vimpelcom (Beeline) to begin full-scale operation of 5G-ready networks… Base on report reaching All Tech News, the mobile operator Vimpelcom (Beeline) will be able to begin full-scale operation of 5G-ready networks in Moscow.
To this end, since last year, the company has been conducting the most extensive in its history modernization of equipment for base communication stations in all districts of the capital. By September of this year, the first phase will be completed, after which the speed of the Internet will increase three times. The second part will be completed in 2020 with a full-fledged infrastructure, ready to connect the networks of the fifth generation.
The first step cost Beeline 5 billion rubles. Approximately the same will cost and the next. In addition, the company not only updates the old stations, but also purchases and installs several thousand new ones. According to the results of the tender, the Chinese company Huawei Corporation, which manufactures equipment for 5G-ready networks, became the partner of the program.
The new equipment will contribute to the correct operation of the Internet of Things NB-IoT. All base stations operating at 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz will receive MIMO4x4. This innovation will help improve coverage and further increase the speed and quality of data transmission.
In addition, the equipment from Huawei has support for LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro, which allow to achieve data rates up to 1 Gbit / s. In places with the highest traffic demand, the Massive MIMO feature will be activated.
The only problem for deploying 5G is the lack of necessary frequencies. Operators claim to the range of 3.4-3.8 GHz, but he is busy with military communications. Although the government ordered to clear these frequencies, the Ministry of Defense asked to postpone their use.