By 2024 in Russia will be a cellular network for officials and law enforcement officers
About the program "Digital Economy" on Habr already several times wrote . As it turned out, her passport states that by 2024 a wireless communication network should be established in the Russian Federation for socially significant facilities and special consumers. First of all, these are officials and representatives of law enforcement agencies.
The network will work on LTE-450 technology, about are reported. "Vedomosti". A feature of the technology is the ability to manage priorities for different user groups. In addition, subscriber units in this range can work both in radio mode and in the mode of video stream transmission. The network features of this standard - high speed and low data transmission delays.
The operator of the network is likely to become Tele? since the frequency range of 450 MHz, which is needed for network operation, is now used by "T2 RTK Holding". By the way, it was not possible to monetize the range, which is why there was an idea to provide it for special consumers. The latter will have the opportunity to work on their own network using special subscriber devices - smartphones with special applications that are designed to perform departmental tasks.
Unfortunately, the conditions and budget required to create a special LTE-network in the passport of the "Digital Economy" are not given. But experts estimated that its total cost could be about 73.4 billion rubles. It is this amount that follows from the calculations of one of the specialized departments.
As for the frequency range, it went to Tele2 along with Sky Link and some other cellular assets of Rostelecom in 2014. The operator is going to participate in the project, discussing such an opportunity with the relevant departments. Tele2 has experience in providing services in the required range. So, the operator, together with the DIT, provided emergency services with communications at the World Cup 2018.
If Tele2 does not become the main executor of the new program, the state will have to withdraw from it part of the range, in any case, the general director of "TMT consulting" Konstantin Ankilov believes. According to some experts, it is impossible to create a modern network for working in such a narrow frequency band, otherwise the LTE-450 would be in demand on the market. Well, deploying a mobile network for special users, in the opinion of the same experts, is an inefficient spending of budgetary funds.
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