Minister of Digital Development of the Russian Federation Maksut Shadaev said that the first constellation of Russian space satellites for use in communications in a highly elliptical orbit will be formed and launched in 2026. The head of the Ministry of Communications reported this during the opening ceremony at the Alma-Ata digital forum Digital Almaty 2024. According to him, the first grouping of satellites, intended for use in highly elliptical orbit, will include four devices. They allow to provide fast and local internet across the country.
In addition, by 2030 it is planned to complete the first stage of creation of the Russian large constellation of satellites, which will be used in low orbits, it is planned to launch about 700 devices. Also worth the task is to provide access to high-speed communication standard LTE in all populated points, including sparsely populated ones.
We also plan to create LTE along all federal roads by 2030, and in large cities we plan to develop fixed networks taking into account the growth of traffic, so that a subscriber in every multi-apartment house can receive a speed of at least 1 Gb/s. We also plan to develop 5G in megacities, but already on the basis of Russian base stations.