MTS, Ericsson set new record data speed for Russia

PJSC MTS (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS), the telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), a provider of information and communication technologies, during 5G tests, have reached data transfer speeds of up to 25 Gbps for the first time in Russia on a movable prototype of a smartphone, the companies said.

Previously, all 5G trials were conducted only between stationary devices.

Testing was conducted at Moscow´s Opening Arena stadium, where a base station operating in the range of 14.5-15.3 GHz transmitted a signal to a movable prototype of a subscriber´s at the speed of 25 Gbps.

This data transfer speed allows just for 18 days to transferall traffic of all MTS subscribers that they exchanged during 2016 – including downloading and streaming of movies, video calls, Internet surfing, downloading and transferring media files. The total volume of traffic that MTS subscribers transferred in 2016 is 1,206 Pb.

As part of the trials, MTS and Ericsson experienced other possibilities and advantages of 5G technology for various scenarios: online video streaming in 4K format, as well as virtual reality services and remote robot control over a mobile network that require ultra-small delays and high data rates.

Mobile TeleSystems is the telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS.