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Tech in Moscow #12 (2 - 8 November 2020)

November 9, 2020, 08:59 (UTC+3)|

The weekly observer of Moscow's tech stories


main news about Moscow's projects, developers and technologies

Moscow 5G Demo Center showed the first photos of its laboratory for solving urban problems

Moscow presented the prototype of the Russian online portal about artificial intelligence

A center for combating cybercrimes will be created in Russia

Neural networks will recognize violations of traffic rules by drivers in Moscow

Botkin.AI became the first AI software for medical images analysis registered and admitted to circulation in the Russian market and wins The Best Paper award in the Computer Vision track during AIST2020 conference (Card of Botkin.AI)


An experiment to implement a virtual passport will start in Moscow in December 2021

Moscow will allocate $64.7 million to support industrial enterprises and businesses in 2021

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation plans to create a unified road navigation system

5G networks in Russia will be built using only domestic equipment

More news →


MTS sells 100% of the system integrator NVision Group to Sistema PJSFC

Online retailer Ozon has filed for an IPO Group sells MAPS.ME for $20.5 million to Daegu Limited, a member of the group


researches, monitorings, reports and other analytics of Moscow and Russian IT market

ICT.Moscow: VR / AR , IoT, AI, cloud technologies and robotics are most often tested with 5G in laboratory conditions →

IDC: 56% of Russian companies use data stream processing technology →

PwC: more than 40% of companies in Russia plan to increase the number of cybersecurity specialists →

Smart Ranking and TalentTech: revenue of EdTech companies in the second quarter reached $80 million →


2018-2020 can be called transitional years for the 5G segment: telecom operators, vendors and other companies are gradually moving from piloting their solutions in laboratories and test areas to practical commercial cases.

However, the importance of further exploring 5G cannot be underestimated. Today, new laboratory-type sites are actively opening in the world, where market participants test technologies, their own solutions and services in conjunction with a fifth-generation network.

ICT.Moscow with Moscow IT Department studied the experience of piloting 5G solutions based on global laboratory-type sites and research centers testing fifth-generation communications. The document includes 116 such sites, selected in the process of studying publications in open sources until August 2020, based on two criteria: the presence of a test 5G cellular network and the availability of infrastructure and capabilities for comprehensive research of 5G networks in a laboratory environment.

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some cases from 5G tech base

  • Telemedicine in 5G: Megafon and Huawei demonstrated the remote ultrasound examination and gene sequencing using 5G networks.  
  • 5G cybersport tournament: in Russia, it was the first pilot project involving implementation of 5G and Cloud Gaming technologies in digital entertainment.
  • AR-demonstration of 5G possibilities: in the Tverskaya street pilot area in Moscow Tele2 together with Ericsson used AR technology and demonstrated 5G application cases for the optimization of urban infrastructure, manufacturing, transport industry and agriculture.  
  • Testing of ultra-wide band mobile access: Beeline tested 5G ultra-wide band mobile access using new generation smartphones.  
  • 5G network testing in motion: MTS and Ericsson conducted a testing at Moscow Otkritie Arena stadium where the base station operating at 14.5-15.3 GHz transmitted a signal to the moving prototype of a smartphone at up to 25 Gbps speed.  

More cases →


discover people who stand behind the innovative companies and projects in Moscow

Evgeny Novikov, Advisor of Deputy Director, Head of department of network technologies at the IT Department of Moscow Government (DIT of Moscow) FacebookLinkedin  

Nikolai Pozhidaev, CEO of NVision Group and Sitronics FacebookLinkedin  

Elena Ericheva, Data Science Team Leader at Botkin.AI | FacebookLinkedin

Eugene Lisovskiy, CEO of MAPS.ME  | FacebookLinkedin  


datasets for global ranking compilers

8 5G test zones in Moscow*
90% Moscow households have Internet access**
85% share of households using wired internet**
110% penetration of mobile internet**
98,9% coverage of Moscow with 4G Internet**

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