NOKIA AND MTS GROUP TO COLLABORATE ON IOT AND 5G IN RUSSIA
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
MTS and Nokia have signed a collaboration agreement that will create a strategic path to the realization of 5G technology. The companies will deploy a test network during an international sports event in Russia in 2018.
MTS has outlined a roadmap to evolve its networks to 5G, among other things in order to be prepared to release the full potential of the growing segment of the Internet of Things, that not only create technological challenges, but also opportunities, for new services and applications.
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 efficiencies. In 2018, the two companies will implement a 5G test network in a Russian football stadium to allow fans to experience innovative video and other services during the major event being staged there.