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Rostelecom sets up 5G pilot zone in Moscow

Russia’s landline incumbent Rostelecom has signed an agreement to set up a 5G pilot zone in Moscow to explore various use cases. The operator, which moved into mobile services when it acquired 4G spectrum a few years ago, is working with Nokia and technology non-profit organization the Skolkovo Foundation. The latter will host the zone in its innovation centre near the Russian capital. Among the first use cases to be explored will be self-driving vehicles; ways to use connectivity to improve the efficiency of electricity and heating networks; and smart construction. Mikhail Oseevsky, president of Rostelecom, said: “The agreement is a logical follow-up of Rostelecom’s efforts aimed at building and testing 5G networks. In May 2017 the company signed a…

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