5G Frequency Spectrum in Russia

What frequency bands have been allocated to 5G in Russia?

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- everything RF

Jul 22, 2020

In December 2019, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Communications confirmed that the government was preparing a mm-Wave spectrum auction for the 25.25–27.5 GHz band (with six lots, four federal lots of 400 MHz and two regional lots of 250 and 400 MHz).

In March 2020, SRCF published its decision that it would open up spectrum use at 24.25 - 24.65 GHz for an unlimited number of users for the purposes of creating private networks.

5G Frequency Bands in Russia

BandFrequencyAuction Status
n402.3 - 2.4 GHzUpcoming
n412.57 - 2.62 GHzUpcoming
n794.4 - 4.99 GHzUpcoming
n25824.25 - 27.5 GHzUpcoming (Planned)
-694 - 790 MHzUpcoming (Planned)

- everything RF

Dec 2, 2018

Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) has only awarded two of Russia’s four mobile operator’s spectrum to test 5G.

MegaFon was awarded the 3.4 to 3.8 GHz, 25.25 GHz and 29.5 GHz bands of the spectrum in July 2017 to test 5G. Rostelecom was awarded the 3.4 GHz, 3.8 GHz, 24.25 GHz and 29.5 GHz bands of the spectrum for testing 5G. 

The other two mobile operators in Russia - MTS and Beelineare are waiting for 5G Spectrum to be allocated to them.

Russia is also considering the possibility of implementation 5G- NR in frequency bands from 4400-4500 and 4800-4990 MHz. There may be few restrictions on 5G systems in 4400-4500 MHz band. But 5G in 4800-4990 MHz may be implemented without restrictions.

Russia has allocated the following frequency bands for 5G:

4400 to 4500 MHz (with restrictions)5G-NR
4800 to 4990 MHz (no restrictions)5G-NR
3.4 to 3.8 GHz5G (Details to be Announced)
24.25 GHz5G (Details to be Announced)
25.25 GHz5G (Details to be Announced)
29.5 GHz5G (Details to be Announced)