Megafon Gets Pilot Bands For Testing 5G Network

Russia —

Megafon has been awarded frequency by Russian federal state frequencies commission SRFC for testing 5G technology. The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has announced that the tests will take place during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

The operator has received frequencies in the 3,400-3,800 MHz bands to test the fixed segment of the 5G network and frequencies in the 25,290-29,500 MHz bands to test the deployment of the mobile segment of the 5G network during the World Cup.

Megafon plans to test 5G in Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi.