Nov 19, 2014

Huawei Plans to Implement 5G Network in 2018

Huawei Plans to Implement 5G Network in 2018 World Cup

Huawei and MegaFon signed an MoU this morning focused on the development of 5G technology, with plans to deploy trial networks in time for coverage at the 2018 World Cup.The 5G-focused Memorandum of Understanding builds on a lengthy partnership between the two companies – going all the way back to a GSM network deployment in 2002.

The highest profile part of the deal involves the creation of a team to conduct 5G trials  and provide 5G coverage for MegaFon at the World Cup, which, according to a statement, will see Huawei introduce “the latest mobile technologies such as SCMA, full duplex, and cloud base station into the 5G network, as well as providing testing 5G terminals in trial zones.”A 5G test area will be set up, with the pilot projects targeted for completion by end June, 2017. It is hoped that this work will then lead to the 5G network becoming available for guests and participants of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.