Telit Introduces Sub-6 GHz 5G Datacard on MTS Network in Russia

Telit, a mobile broadband technology pioneer, has announced that its FN980m data card module has been successfully used on Mobile TeleSystems' (MTS) 4.9 GHz (sub-6 GHz) 5G network in Russia. MTS is a mobile network operator in Russia. Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System, the Telit FN980m is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as branch office connectivity, professional video broadcasting, digital signage, and industrial IoT. 

MTS has achieved several 5G firsts in Russia, where it is the largest mobile operator, with over 80 million subscribers. In 2019, for example, it launched the country's first continuously operable mid-band 5G pilot zones in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Both zones also use mm-Wave and 4.9 GHz spectrum. 

The Telit FN980m supports up to 6.5 Gbps downlinks and 3 Gbps uplinks with 5G. MTS used the Telit FN980m to complete its first successful 5G data call in the sub-6 GHz spectrum. Telit offers its customers 5G solutions that are reliable, secure and easy to integrate into designs.

MTS is actively experimenting with 5G technology solutions. The test with Telit is a key milestone because it used the sub-6 GHz spectrum, which is ideal for wide-area 5G coverage. Those bands will be critical for rapidly rolling out 5G, so it can quickly become the foundation for smart cities, IoT, telemedicine, autonomous vehicles, and other advanced applications.

Launched in October 2019, the Telit FN980m supports all major frequency bands, from sub-6 GHz through mmWave, giving service providers and their customers maximum deployment flexibility. The FN980m's other key features include:

  • M.2 (NGFF) 30x50mm, double-sided form factor
  • 5G Sub-6 and mm-Wave, SA and NSA operations
  • 4G Cat 20, up to 7CA, 256 QAM DL/UL, 2CA UL
  • 4x4 MIMO for 4G and 5G (sub-6 bands)
  • GNSS gpsOne Gen9 L1/L5 bands

Click here for more information on Telit’s 5G ready modules and data cards.