Russia (bbabo.net), - Equipment for servicing 5G+ networks in the 6.4-7.1 GHz band is being tested in Moscow. Testing is carried out by the Scientific Research Institute (NII) Radio together with Huawei.
This is the first such study outside of China. Its main purpose is to test the functionality of the new technology when used in the city. In particular, the maximum data transfer rate is tested for various radio signal propagation paths, as well as reliable reception areas in different locations.
The stand of the Huawei base station is located on the basis of the Radio Research Institute, which developed a site for connecting and analyzing the received data. The research institute clarified that measurements are carried out both on the territory of the institute and from the street at different distances - up to one kilometer. It is reported that it was possible to achieve a maximum speed of up to 1.2 Gb / s with a channel width of 80 MHz.
"The 6.4-7.1 GHz band can additional 700 MHz to operators in the most attractive mid-band. This is the golden mean between coverage and high speeds. In addition, this range is potentially applicable for future sixth generation networks. Officially use frequencies 6. 4-7.1 GHz will only be available approximately from 2024, after WRC-2023. But today we can already work out progressive technical solutions on them that will form the basis of 6G *," the press service quoted Oleg Ivanov, General Director of the Radio Research Institute, as saying. institute.
At the end of the first quarter of 2022, the test results will be presented to the State Commission on Radio Frequencies.
Earlier it became known that by 2023, Russian manufacturers of network equipment should provide the market with samples of base stations for 5G networks. This is part of the concept of "frequency in exchange for import substitution" of the Ministry of Digital Development. From January 1, 2023, operators must use only equipment that is included in the register of Russian electronics when building LTE networks. They are also required to use Russian software included in the register of domestic software. Until September 8, 2024, operators are required to provide LTE coverage to all settlements with more than 1,000 inhabitants.