In Russia remain unexamined many aspects for the introduction of cellular networks of the fifth generation 5G. This was reported by the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to own sources.
The government and the Ministry of communications insist on the transmission frequencies of the Ministry of defence mobile operators, but all the problems is not solved. The necessary infrastructure changes require serious financial investments additional time. In addition, they are fraught with problems for civil aviation and other areas.
The government proposes to allocate the frequency band 3,4–3,8 GHz. They currently belong to the Ministry of defence and Roscosmos that this initiative is not supported. Military and Roscosmos don’t know how to use frequency in conjunction with the private sector.
As noted by one source, “Izvestia”, the problem is that at the moment the government and the Ministry of communications have worked enough the issue of allocation of frequencies.
The proposed frequency, for example, are used for Russian satellites, and the operators are going to purchase for their networks of foreign equipment. Needless to say, this can cause problems for the military. Also, this range is used for security of civil flights and operation of aircraft services. The band change is costly because it requires a complete refurbishment of the whole complex infrastructure.
To solve all these challenges will require about five years. This postponement will hit the military and civilian aviation, not to mention the lag in the development of communication networks.