The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia agreed to conclude an agreement between the telecom operators Rostelecom, Bashinformsvyaz, VimpelCom and Megafon for the deployment of fifth generation cellular networks in the Russian Federation. On the official website of the department, it is noted that it should spell out the conditions for equal access to radio frequencies for all market participants.
Back in February this year, the head of Rostelecom, Mikhail Oseevsky, announced that three operators (Rostelecom, Megafon and Vimpelcom) expressed their readiness to unite to solve the problems of introducing 5G technology. Cellular networks of the fifth generation will be built in the range from 4.8 to 4.99 GHz. In other countries, more acceptable frequencies of 3.4-3.8 GHz are used, but in Russia they are occupied by the Ministry of Defense, FSO and Roskosmos. The Security Council believes that transferring them to the needs of 5G is not in the interests of national security.