Minister of Digital Development of Russia Maksut Shadaev said that serial production of base stations with support for cellular networks 5G can be established in Russia in 2025-2026 years. He recalled this during an interview with the TV channel «Solovyev Live». According to Shadaev, the first base station is already there, and serial production can be launched in 2025-2026 in those volumes that will allow operators to develop their networks based on their needs.
Recall, from 2028 Russian telecom operators will be obliged to purchase base stations only of domestic production. The decision regarding this was taken in December 2022 at the results of the meeting of the State Commission on the Use of Radio Frequency (GKRCH). Then it was reported that the operators of the «Big Four» had already signed forward contracts with Russian manufacturers of equipment. And recently in Rostelecom declaredthat the release of the first samples of base stations for mobile communications will not take place until mid-2024.