Russia is ready for 5G – operators are waiting, subscribers are waiting, manufacturers are waiting

I'm walking along Nevsky Prospekt, walking slowly, looking around, pretending to be a tourist. The reason for the walk is in the test zone of MegaFon, which allows you to try 5G at maximum speed, I'm interested to see how it works in practice. Alas, you cannot use Samsung or Apple to test the network, these manufacturers adhere to the letter of the law and have closed the 5G capabilities of all their devices for Russia. Therefore, Huawei and realme are working in the pocket, both are working to download a 50 GB file from a torrent tracker. The choice of devices is arbitrary, I wanted to take Huawei, since their equipment is in MegaFon, and realme chose Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, which in theory gives good connection quality and a fast modem. Both devices coped with the download with a bang, it took a little more than five minutes, which seems fantastic. It feels like moving from a slow car to driving a sports car that takes you from point A to point B almost instantly.

I wrote about my impressions of MegaFon's test network in Spillikins, I see no reason to repeat myself. But I was literally bombarded with the same questions: “If there is already equipment, pilot zones, then why are there no commercial 5G networks, what’s the problem?”. And the key question: "Why all these pilot zones, if there is no service for us?".

Spillikins №646. Football match and technology

Technologies on football and losing to Russia; trying 5G in St. Petersburg; sale from "Yandex" and the problems of the corporation; Telegram fine in Germany; about scammers and the fight against them; phone theft.

A whole bunch of questions, each of which has its own answer. Let's try to figure out together what kind of problem is preventing the introduction of 5G in Russia and who is not ready for this technology. Historically, new technology has always required new equipment in the hands of buyers, and not everyone will want to change their smartphone. So it was during the transition from 3G to 4G, the penetration of devices in the early years remained at a low level, the penetration of 4G devices grew naturally, gradually. With 5G technology, manufacturers have learned from the past and shipped such devices before the networks were even around. This is clearly seen in the example of Russia, where in 2020 already https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019< /a> dozens of 5G-enabled models have been sold, and in 2021 their number has increased several times.And if last year they were exclusively flagships, today there are many devices of the middle segment among them, which cost from 30 thousand rubles and more. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, MegaFon CEO Gevork Vermishyan said that the number of 5G smartphones on the company's network has grown 118 times since the beginning of 2020. In absolute numbers, this is probably not millions of devices, but the trend is important, the penetration of 5G devices is growing, more and more of them are being sold every day. For example, both of my smartphones that I use daily support 5G, but they do not work in Russia. I was on a business trip in Dubai, where they demonstrated gigabit speeds on a regular network, I was sad that this is not yet available in Russia. The reason for me as a user is banal: speed is important, it gives a different perception of the smartphone, your capabilities. You know what I like about streaming movies? The fact that they start playing instantly. You know what I don't like about him? Often the quality is worse than in 4K movies that can be downloaded, but the problem is that you have to wait 20-30 minutes for such a file to download on the current 4G network. With 5G networks, there is no such problem in principle. Another advantage is cloud gaming: low response time, high speed, the quality of the game becomes completely different, but the main thing is that you are no longer tied to any point, you play anywhere in the truest sense of the word. In the same Dubai, I played GeForce Now on my smartphone, computer games of the CyberPunk 2077 level went perfectly in terms of both graphics and speed. That's what 5G is for - to give us new opportunities.And this is outside the brackets are smart cities, autopilot in cars, millions of sensors per square kilometer, that is, a different quality of 5G, which gives rise to the economy in completely different areas. The introduction of 5G is a catalyst for all areas of the economy, and not just the desire of operators to launch something new.

It turns out that we are willingly or unwittingly ready for the emergence of 5G, our smartphones already support this technology, it remains for operators to have it. The case is solved, as detectives like to exclaim in novels, the problem is in the operators! But everything is much more complicated and interesting. For operators, the most valuable resource is the frequencies on which networks operate. The implementation of 5G requires a very different investment, as three times as many base stations are needed per unit area to provide reliable coverage both outdoors and indoors. And this is three times the cost for each operator, which is difficult for any company, no matter how much profit it brings. After all, the growth of network construction costs will immediately affect the cost of the service for subscribers. Nobody is willing to pay more for a GB of data transferred over a 5G network in seconds than for the same GB in a regular 4G network. Therefore, the price from the point of view of operators should remain exactly the same, unchanged and comparable with what we see in the current tariff plans. In principle, it is beneficial for the operator to satisfy the subscriber's request as quickly as possible, it is beneficial for him that you download your files as soon as possible. This frees up the resource, the network becomes freer and can serve other subscribers. The advent of 5G technology solves this key problem, people get their data as quickly as possible, the network becomes less congested, it has additional capacity for new subscribers.

Operators understand their benefits so well that they even create a joint venture to develop a radio frequency resource for 5G, this enterprise includes MegaFon, Rostelecom, and VimpelCom (Beeline trademark). Previously, everyone was ready to create their own network on their own, now the time is such that you can share resources and still win. The same sharing economy, but on a fundamentally different level, when the big guys “play” it. MTS here looks like a company that lives in the old paradigm: they will invent the wheel themselves, they will build it themselves. The approach looks at least doubtful, since the cost of building a 5G network is fundamentally higher than for 4G.

Russia is ready for 5G – operators are waiting, subscribers are waiting, manufacturers are waiting

I'm walking along Nevsky Prospekt, walking slowly, looking around, pretending to be a tourist. The reason for the walk is in the test zone of MegaFon, which allows you to try 5G at maximum speed, I'm interested to see how it works in practice. Alas, you cannot use Samsung or Apple to test the network, these manufacturers adhere to the letter of the law and have closed the 5G capabilities of all their devices for Russia. Therefore, Huawei and realme are working in the pocket, both are working to download a 50 GB file from a torrent tracker. The choice of devices is arbitrary, I wanted to take Huawei, since their equipment is in MegaFon, and realme chose Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, which in theory gives good connection quality and a fast modem. Both devices coped with the download with a bang, it took a little more than five minutes, which seems fantastic. It feels like moving from a slow car to driving a sports car that takes you from point A to point B almost instantly.

I wrote about my impressions of MegaFon's test network in Spillikins, I see no reason to repeat myself. But I was literally bombarded with the same questions: “If there is already equipment, pilot zones, then why are there no commercial 5G networks, what’s the problem?”. And the key question: "Why all these pilot zones, if there is no service for us?".

Spillikins №646. Football match and technology

Technologies on football and losing to Russia; trying 5G in St. Petersburg; sale from "Yandex" and the problems of the corporation; Telegram fine in Germany; about scammers and the fight against them; phone theft.

A whole bunch of questions, each of which has its own answer. Let's try to figure out together what kind of problem is preventing the introduction of 5G in Russia and who is not ready for this technology. Historically, new technology has always required new equipment in the hands of buyers, and not everyone will want to change their smartphone. So it was during the transition from 3G to 4G, the penetration of devices in the early years remained at a low level, the penetration of 4G devices grew naturally, gradually. With 5G technology, manufacturers have learned from the past and shipped such devices before the networks were even around. This is clearly seen in the example of Russia, where in 2020 already https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019< /a> dozens of 5G-enabled models have been sold, and in 2021 their number has increased several times.And if last year they were exclusively flagships, today there are many devices of the middle segment among them, which cost from 30 thousand rubles and more. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, MegaFon CEO Gevork Vermishyan said that the number of 5G smartphones on the company's network has grown 118 times since the beginning of 2020. In absolute numbers, this is probably not millions of devices, but the trend is important, the penetration of 5G devices is growing, more and more of them are being sold every day. For example, both of my smartphones that I use daily support 5G, but they do not work in Russia. I was on a business trip in Dubai, where they demonstrated gigabit speeds on a regular network, I was sad that this is not yet available in Russia. The reason for me as a user is banal: speed is important, it gives a different perception of the smartphone, your capabilities. You know what I like about streaming movies? The fact that they start playing instantly. You know what I don't like about him? Often the quality is worse than in 4K movies that can be downloaded, but the problem is that you have to wait 20-30 minutes for such a file to download on the current 4G network. With 5G networks, there is no such problem in principle. Another advantage is cloud gaming: low response time, high speed, the quality of the game becomes completely different, but the main thing is that you are no longer tied to any point, you play anywhere in the truest sense of the word. In the same Dubai, I played GeForce Now on my smartphone, computer games of the CyberPunk 2077 level went perfectly in terms of both graphics and speed. That's what 5G is for - to give us new opportunities.And this is outside the brackets are smart cities, autopilot in cars, millions of sensors per square kilometer, that is, a different quality of 5G, which gives rise to the economy in completely different areas. The introduction of 5G is a catalyst for all areas of the economy, and not just the desire of operators to launch something new.

It turns out that we are willingly or unwittingly ready for the emergence of 5G, our smartphones already support this technology, it remains for operators to have it. The case is solved, as detectives like to exclaim in novels, the problem is in the operators! But everything is much more complicated and interesting. For operators, the most valuable resource is the frequencies on which networks operate. The implementation of 5G requires a very different investment, as three times as many base stations are needed per unit area to provide reliable coverage both outdoors and indoors. And this is three times the cost for each operator, which is difficult for any company, no matter how much profit it brings. After all, the growth of network construction costs will immediately affect the cost of the service for subscribers. Nobody is willing to pay more for a GB of data transferred over a 5G network in seconds than for the same GB in a regular 4G network. Therefore, the price from the point of view of operators should remain exactly the same, unchanged and comparable with what we see in the current tariff plans. In principle, it is beneficial for the operator to satisfy the subscriber's request as quickly as possible, it is beneficial for him that you download your files as soon as possible. This frees up the resource, the network becomes freer and can serve other subscribers. The advent of 5G technology solves this key problem, people get their data as quickly as possible, the network becomes less congested, it has additional capacity for new subscribers.

Operators understand their benefits so well that they even create a joint venture to develop a radio frequency resource for 5G, this enterprise includes MegaFon, Rostelecom, and VimpelCom (Beeline trademark). Previously, everyone was ready to create their own network on their own, now the time is such that you can share resources and still win. The same sharing economy, but on a fundamentally different level, when the big guys “play” it. MTS here looks like a company that lives in the old paradigm: they will invent the wheel themselves, they will build it themselves. The approach looks at least doubtful, since the cost of building a 5G network is fundamentally higher than for 4G.

Russia is ready for 5G – operators are waiting, subscribers are waiting, manufacturers are waiting

I'm walking along Nevsky Prospekt, walking slowly, looking around, pretending to be a tourist. The reason for the walk is in the test zone of MegaFon, which allows you to try 5G at maximum speed, I'm interested to see how it works in practice. Alas, you cannot use Samsung or Apple to test the network, these manufacturers adhere to the letter of the law and have closed the 5G capabilities of all their devices for Russia. Therefore, Huawei and realme are working in the pocket, both are working to download a 50 GB file from a torrent tracker. The choice of devices is arbitrary, I wanted to take Huawei, since their equipment is in MegaFon, and realme chose Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, which in theory gives good connection quality and a fast modem. Both devices coped with the download with a bang, it took just over five minutes, which seems fantastic. It feels like moving from a slow car to driving a sports car that takes you from point A to point B almost instantly.

I wrote about my impressions of MegaFon's test network in Spillikins, I see no reason to repeat myself. But I was literally bombarded with the same questions: “If there is already equipment, pilot zones, then why are there no commercial 5G networks, what’s the problem?”. And the key question: "Why all these pilot zones, if there is no service for us?".

Spillikins №646. Football match and technology

Technologies on football and losing to Russia; trying 5G in St. Petersburg; sale from "Yandex" and the problems of the corporation; Telegram fine in Germany; about scammers and the fight against them; phone theft.

A whole bunch of questions, each of which has its own answer. Let's try to figure out together what kind of problem is preventing the introduction of 5G in Russia and who is not ready for this technology. Historically, new technology has always required new equipment in the hands of buyers, and not everyone will want to change their smartphone. So it was during the transition from 3G to 4G, the penetration of devices in the early years remained at a low level, the penetration of 4G devices grew naturally, gradually. With 5G technology, manufacturers have learned from the past and shipped such devices before the networks were even around. This is clearly seen in the example of Russia, where in 2020 already https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019< /a> dozens of 5G-enabled models have been sold, and in 2021 their number has increased several times.And if last year they were exclusively flagships, today there are many devices of the middle segment among them, which cost from 30 thousand rubles and more. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, MegaFon CEO Gevork Vermishyan said that the number of 5G smartphones on the company's network has grown 118 times since the beginning of 2020. In absolute numbers, this is probably not millions of devices, but the trend is important, the penetration of 5G devices is growing, more and more of them are being sold every day. For example, both of my smartphones that I use daily support 5G, but they do not work in Russia. I was on a business trip in Dubai, where they demonstrated gigabit speeds on a regular network, I was sad that this is not yet available in Russia. The reason for me as a user is banal: speed is important, it gives a different perception of the smartphone, your capabilities. You know what I like about streaming movies? The fact that they start playing instantly. You know what I don't like about him? Often the quality is worse than in 4K movies that can be downloaded, but the problem is that you have to wait 20-30 minutes for such a file to download on the current 4G network. With 5G networks, there is no such problem in principle. Another advantage is cloud gaming: low response time, high speed, the quality of the game becomes completely different, but the main thing is that you are no longer tied to any point, you play anywhere in the truest sense of the word. In the same Dubai, I played GeForce Now on my smartphone, computer games of the CyberPunk 2077 level went perfectly in terms of both graphics and speed. That's what 5G is for - to give us new opportunities.And this is outside the brackets are smart cities, autopilot in cars, millions of sensors per square kilometer, that is, a different quality of 5G, which gives rise to the economy in completely different areas. The introduction of 5G is a catalyst for all areas of the economy, and not just the desire of operators to launch something new.

It turns out that we are willingly or unwittingly ready for the emergence of 5G, our smartphones already support this technology, it remains for operators to have it. The case is solved, as detectives like to exclaim in novels, the problem is in the operators! But everything is much more complicated and interesting. For operators, the most valuable resource is the frequencies on which networks operate. The implementation of 5G requires a very different investment, as three times as many base stations are needed per unit area to provide reliable coverage both outdoors and indoors. And this is three times the cost for each operator, which is difficult for any company, no matter how much profit it brings. After all, the growth of network construction costs will immediately affect the cost of the service for subscribers. Nobody is willing to pay more for a GB of data transferred over a 5G network in seconds than for the same GB in a regular 4G network. Therefore, the price from the point of view of operators should remain exactly the same, unchanged and comparable with what we see in the current tariff plans. In principle, it is beneficial for the operator to satisfy the subscriber's request as quickly as possible, it is beneficial for him that you download your files as soon as possible. This frees up the resource, the network becomes freer and can serve other subscribers. The advent of 5G technology solves this key problem, people get their data as quickly as possible, the network becomes less congested, it has additional capacity for new subscribers.

Operators understand their benefits so well that they even create a joint venture to develop a radio frequency resource for 5G, this enterprise includes MegaFon, Rostelecom, and VimpelCom (Beeline trademark). Previously, everyone was ready to create their own network on their own, now the time is such that you can share resources and still win. The same sharing economy, but on a fundamentally different level, when the big guys “play” it. MTS here looks like a company that lives in the old paradigm: they will invent the wheel themselves, they will build it themselves. The approach looks at least doubtful, since the cost of building a 5G network is fundamentally higher than for 4G.

Russia is ready for 5G – operators are waiting, subscribers are waiting, manufacturers are waiting

I'm walking along Nevsky Prospekt, walking slowly, looking around, pretending to be a tourist. The reason for the walk is in the test zone of MegaFon, which allows you to try 5G at maximum speed, I'm interested to see how it works in practice. Alas, you cannot use Samsung or Apple to test the network, these manufacturers adhere to the letter of the law and have closed the 5G capabilities of all their devices for Russia. Therefore, Huawei and realme are working in the pocket, both are working to download a 50 GB file from a torrent tracker. The choice of devices is arbitrary, I wanted to take Huawei, since their equipment is in MegaFon, and realme chose Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, which in theory gives good connection quality and a fast modem. Both devices coped with the download with a bang, it took just over five minutes, which seems fantastic. It feels like moving from a slow car to driving a sports car that takes you from point A to point B almost instantly.

I wrote about my impressions of MegaFon's test network in Spillikins, I see no reason to repeat myself. But I was literally bombarded with the same questions: “If there is already equipment, pilot zones, then why are there no commercial 5G networks, what’s the problem?”. And the key question: "Why all these pilot zones, if there is no service for us?".

Spillikins №646. Football match and technology

Technologies on football and losing to Russia; trying 5G in St. Petersburg; sale from "Yandex" and the problems of the corporation; Telegram fine in Germany; about scammers and the fight against them; phone theft.

A whole bunch of questions, each of which has its own answer. Let's try to figure out together what kind of problem is preventing the introduction of 5G in Russia and who is not ready for this technology. Historically, new technology has always required new equipment in the hands of buyers, and not everyone will want to change their smartphone. So it was during the transition from 3G to 4G, the penetration of devices in the early years remained at a low level, the penetration of 4G devices grew naturally, gradually. With 5G technology, manufacturers have learned from the past and shipped such devices before the networks were even around. This is clearly seen in Russia, where dozens of models with 5G support were already sold in 2020 https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019, and in 2021 their number has increased several times. And if last year they were exclusively flagships, today there are many devices of the middle segment among them, which cost from 30 thousand rubles and more.At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, MegaFon CEO Gevork Vermishyan said that the number of 5G smartphones on the company's network has grown 118 times since the beginning of 2020. In absolute numbers, this is probably not millions of devices, but the trend is important, the penetration of 5G devices is growing, more and more of them are being sold every day. For example, both of my smartphones that I use daily support 5G, but they do not work in Russia. I was on a business trip in Dubai, where they demonstrated gigabit speeds on a regular network, I was sad that this is not yet available in Russia. The reason for me as a user is banal: speed is important, it gives a different perception of the smartphone, your capabilities. You know what I like about streaming movies? The fact that they start playing instantly. You know what I don't like about him? Often the quality is worse than in 4K movies that can be downloaded, but the problem is that you have to wait 20-30 minutes for such a file to download on the current 4G network. With 5G networks, there is no such problem in principle. Another advantage is cloud gaming: low response time, high speed, the quality of the game becomes completely different, but the main thing is that you are no longer tied to any point, you play anywhere in the truest sense of the word. In the same Dubai, I played GeForce Now on my smartphone, computer games of the CyberPunk 2077 level went perfectly in terms of both graphics and speed. That's what 5G is for - to give us new opportunities.And this is outside the brackets are smart cities, autopilot in cars, millions of sensors per square kilometer, that is, a different quality of 5G, which gives rise to the economy in completely different areas. The introduction of 5G is a catalyst for all areas of the economy, and not just the desire of operators to launch something new.

A whole bunch of questions, each of which has its own answer. Let's try to figure out together what kind of problem is preventing the introduction of 5G in Russia and who is not ready for this technology. Historically, new technology has always required new equipment in the hands of buyers, and not everyone will want to change their smartphone. So it was during the transition from 3G to 4G, the penetration of devices in the early years remained at a low level, the penetration of 4G devices grew naturally, gradually. With 5G technology, manufacturers have learned from the past and shipped such devices before the networks were even around. This is clearly seen in the example of Russia, where in 2020 already
https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019 https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2019 dozens of models with 5G support were sold, and in 2021 their number has increased several times. And if last year they were exclusively flagships, today there are many devices of the middle segment among them, which cost from 30 thousand rubles and more. At the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, MegaFon CEO Gevork Vermishyan said that the number of 5G smartphones on the company's network has grown 118 times since the beginning of 2020. In absolute numbers, this is probably not millions of devices, but the trend is important, the penetration of 5G devices is growing, more and more of them are being sold every day. For example, both of my smartphones that I use daily support 5G, but they do not work in Russia.I was on a business trip in Dubai, where they demonstrated gigabit speeds on a regular network, I was sad that this is not yet available in Russia. The reason for me as a user is banal: speed is important, it gives a different perception of the smartphone, your capabilities. You know what I like about streaming movies? The fact that they start playing instantly. You know what I don't like about him? Often the quality is worse than in 4K movies that can be downloaded, but the problem is that you have to wait 20-30 minutes for such a file to download on the current 4G network. With 5G networks, there is no such problem in principle. Another advantage is cloud gaming: low response time, high speed, the quality of the game becomes completely different, but the main thing is that you are no longer tied to any point, you play anywhere in the truest sense of the word. In the same Dubai, I played GeForce Now on my smartphone, computer games of the CyberPunk 2077 level went perfectly in terms of both graphics and speed. That's what 5G is for - to give us new opportunities. And this is outside the brackets are smart cities, autopilot in cars, millions of sensors per square kilometer, that is, a different quality of 5G, which gives rise to the economy in completely different areas. The introduction of 5G is a catalyst for all areas of the economy, not just the desire of operators to launch something new.

It turns out that we are willingly or unwittingly ready for the emergence of 5G, our smartphones already support this technology, it remains for operators to have it. The case is solved, as detectives like to exclaim in novels, the problem is in the operators! But everything is much more complicated and interesting. For operators, the most valuable resource is the frequencies on which networks operate. The implementation of 5G requires a very different investment, as three times as many base stations are needed per unit area to provide reliable coverage both outdoors and indoors. And this is three times the cost for each operator, which is difficult for any company, no matter how much profit it brings. After all, the growth of network construction costs will immediately affect the cost of the service for subscribers. Nobody is willing to pay more for a GB of data transferred over a 5G network in seconds than for the same GB in a regular 4G network. Therefore, the price from the point of view of operators should remain exactly the same, unchanged and comparable with what we see in the current tariff plans. In principle, it is beneficial for the operator to satisfy the subscriber's request as quickly as possible, it is beneficial for him that you download your files as soon as possible. This frees up the resource, the network becomes freer and can serve other subscribers. The advent of 5G technology solves this key problem, people get their data as quickly as possible, the network becomes less congested, it has additional capacity for new subscribers.

Operators understand their benefits so well that they even create a joint venture to develop a radio frequency resource for 5G, this enterprise includes MegaFon, Rostelecom, and VimpelCom (Beeline trademark). Previously, everyone was ready to create their own network on their own, now the time is such that you can share resources and still win. The same sharing economy, but on a fundamentally different level, when the big guys “play” it. MTS here looks like a company that lives in the old paradigm: they will invent the wheel themselves, they will build it themselves. The approach looks at least doubtful, since the cost of building a 5G network is fundamentally higher than for 4G.