MTS launches Russia’s first pilot 5G Network for consumers

MTS launched the Russia’s first multi-location pilot 5G network for end consumers. The new network covers 14 highly-trafficked public spaces in Moscow and will provide 5G connectivity at speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps to invited subscribers with compatible 5G smartphones. The limited launch is yet another milestone toward a broader 5G rollout in the longer term.

“MTS is proud to be reaffirming our technology leadership by launching Russia’s first large-scale pilot 5G network, which will be available to thousands of our subscribers for everyday use. We will invite select users with compatible devices to join the pilot and experience the benefits of 5G first-hand — high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity for next-generation applications such as UHD video, AR/VR, and cloud gaming,” said MTS President & CEO Alexey Kornya. “At the same time, the pilot test will help our specialists monitor infrastructure performance and service quality under real-world usage.”

The new MTS network provides 5G coverage in many of Moscow’s most famous parks and shopping areas, such as Gorky Park, Moscow State University, Nikolskaya Street, the VDNH Exhibition Center, and the Skolkovo Innovation Center. 

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