Прототип базовой станции 5G Сколтеха. Источник изображения: ТАСС

Skoltech showed a working prototype of a 5G base station

The other day at the Forum “Strong Ideas for a New Time”, which was attended by representatives of almost all branches of government of the Russian Federation, Skoltech presented a working prototype of the domestic 5G base station. The station is already being used in a pilot zone to study the capabilities of Russian fifth-generation cellular equipment and confirms the ability of Russian developers to create advanced hardware and software solutions.

Skoltech 5G base station prototype. Image source: TASS

Skoltech 5G base station prototype. Image source: TASS

The prototype demonstrates the data transfer rate at the level of 300-450 Mbit / s in the operator’s real network. Industrial designs will transfer data at three to four times the speed. Now we are in the process of checking the compatibility of all elements of network equipment and testing the proposed developments. The transfer rate will increase gradually until it reaches the theoretically possible maximum.

Currently, the prototype of the Russian 5G base station uses the 3.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz operating bands, but if other bands are allocated in Russia, then Skoltech will provide their support (the 3.4-3.8 GHz band is occupied by the military and special services, so while in Russia it is banned for 5G).

Skoltech names Eltex and Radio Gigabit as partners in the development of 5G base stations. Developers are going to start scaling base stations for deploying 5G networks at the federal level in 2023. The 5G network is considered essential for the development of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. This raises the importance of fifth generation communications to a level where telecommunications has never been. This is a leap in progress in data processing and production, without which it will be impossible to be in the future club of telecommunication superpowers.

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