Nokia and Russia’s MTS have signed a collaboration agreement that will create a path to the realization of 5G technology. The companies will deploy a test network during an international sports event in Russia in 2018.
It is estimated that the Internet of Things (IoT) will result in 10 to 100 times more connected devices than people, creating technological challenges, but also opportunities, for new services and applications. With this in mind, MTS has outlined a roadmap to evolve its networks to 5G.
Together with Nokia, MTS Group will develop test projects that leverage 4G technologies such as LTE-Advanced Pro as well as 5G to enable faster speeds, lower latency and new spectrum efficiency.
In 2018, the two companies will implement a 5G test network in a Russian football stadium to allow fans to experience video and other services during the major event being staged there.