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PRESS: Digital ministry offers to compensate for 5G resource withdrawal

MOSCOW, May 16 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs Digital Development Ministry has offered to pay compensation to operators of fixed Internet access for a loss of frequencies for 5G unrolling, and experts say payments will not exceed 2Ц5% of total capital expenses for new networks, business daily Kommersant reported on Thursday.

A part of connection systems in bands of 3.4Ц3.8 GHz will be switched off, according to a draft concept of creation and deployment of 5G in the country. It will take place after March 11, 2021 if a decision of the State Radio Frequency Commission that allocated the resource becomes invalid.

Disconnection is explained by purposes of development of economic and technical potential of the country and could entail compensation to operators working in towns counting over 250,000 people, the document read.

The ministerial spokesman Yevgeny Novikov said that the State Radio Frequency CommissionТs decision will become invalid if the range hosts 5G networks. The concept describes various approaches. УItТs the competence of the State Radio Frequency Commission and the Digital Development Ministry how exactly the radio frequency resource will be allocated,Ф he said.

Head of TMT Consulting Konstantin Ankilov said the operators that had received the 3.4Ц3.8 GHz band unrolled fixed wireless Internet assess WiMAX and similar technologies.

ZTE Russia Senior Vice President Tigran Pogosyan said, citing experts, that compensation for a lost frequency resource should not exceed 3.5Ц4.5 billion rubles or 2Ц5% of total capital expenses on construction of 5G networks.

(64.8489 rubles Ц U.S. $1)


16.05.2019 09:58
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