RBS-100 base station of the 4th generation (communication standard is LTE 1800) developed by “Tenet” (Kazan), was launched in the MTS network. This is the first device of its kind in Russia, which operates under the control of Russian software and is suitable for commercial use, Vedomosti writes citing the representatives of both companies.
Alexey Alekhin, the head of the project at Tenet, explains that the base station software were produced in Russia, and the components were imported. In the future, when the Russian components are produced and there are requests from the market and business, they can be integrated into this equipment.
MTS has not yet spoken about the price of the devices, and the company notes that the question about further purchases of Tenet equipment will be discussed after testing the first commercial station.
At the end of October, a working prototype of a base station for 5G and 4G (LTE) was presented by Skoltech. The station also uses domestically produced software and imported hardware platform. The prototype was assembled and launched jointly with MTS, it operates in the frequency range of 4.9-4.99 GHz on the territory of Skolkovo. In 2021 the full-scale testing of the equipment will begin in Skolkovo 5G experimental zone, and its series production will start at the facilities of Novosibirsk company Eltex by the end of 2022.
In September, the prototype of the 5G base station was presented by Rostec. It will operate in accordance with international standards and will be compatible with the equipment of any manufacturer supporting the standards. However, it is not specified when the series production of the device will begin.