Attendees will have the chance to test the capabilities of 5G networks by playing a virtual reality or online game from the Beeline Gaming cloud service.
Beeilne notes that this will its first long-running 5G pilot network in St. Petersburg with general availability for consumers. Beeline’s pilot network is deployed using Nokia’s commercial equipment, including the system module and 5G AirScale antenna systems and a 5G/WiFi router (CPE) powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System.
Commenting on the development, Valery Shorzhin, executive VP for technological development, Beeline, said: “Beeline continues to test the capabilities of 5G networks in various Russian cities. We are launching our first long term 5G pilot network in Saint Petersburg to give customers the ability to experience the benefits of the new network standard using real Beeline products. Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment among our clients making full use of 5G’s network benefits”.
Yulia Klebanova, VP of business development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc, added: “5G technology will deliver significant consumer benefits and is a revolution in mobile connectivity. Not only does it deliver huge improvements to download speeds, but also it significantly reduces latency allowing online, multiplayer, interactive gaming experiences that were not previously possible on mobile devices. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 5G Mobile Platform has everything users need to get a new quality of gaming experience, including HDR video, fast rendering, and Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System”.
Demetrio Russo, VP Nokia in East Europe, said: “We are delighted to partner with Beeline in this new project to test 5G in Russia and showcase how 5G capabilities can enable a wide range of exciting new services. Our Nokia 5G AirScale solution provides market-leading 5G experiences to subscribers with ultra-fast data speeds, ultra-low latency, and a new level of connectivity. It will enable incredible new services in areas such as gaming, virtual and augmented reality, unmanned transport, medicine, media and many others. Nokia offers its comprehensive portfolio of solutions, expertise and delivery capabilities to deploy 5G worldwide and in Russia enabling a huge potential of 5G for business and consumers”.
George Held, executive VP for digital and new business development, Beeline, added: “Right now Beeline Gaming gives an access to computer games for everyone. We are happy to provide our customers with new opportunities to play modern requested games in the simplest way, without regular equipment upgrade and significant financial costs. We made available playing games for millions of people.
“With 5G technologies the process of gaming will be more perfect. More and more customers using devices with installed Beeline Gaming service will get quality mobile connectivity enough for convenient gaming any place and any time”.