Editor's Column

The Lives of Things. Leonid Konik, Editor-in-Chief

Cover Story

5G at the Finish Line
The Standard has carefully gathered together each and every significant step towards 5G development and standardization on the globe over the last year

The Standardized Approach
Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO and Head of the 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre, shares his views on recent issues regarding 5G and IoT technology development and standardization, as well as prospects for the future

5G Innovations for New Business Opportunities
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA), talks about recent developments on the path to 5G networks and innovations

Vertical Industries

The Automotive-Telecom Bridge
Dino Flore, Director General of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), describes recent activities aimed at connected automated driving, intelligent transportation, and other important industry issues

Global Project

Communications for the Champions
Pavel Tereshchenko, NCIT Deputy CEO and FWC 2018 Project Director, talks about completed and ongoing projects to provide quality telecommunication and IT services for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup, both to be hosted by the Russian Federation

International Partnerships

The ICT Market in Russia: a Fresh Start
What is the current status of the Russian ICT market, and what is its investment attractiveness for foreign companies


Unmanned Factories
Where Industrial IoT is headed in Russia and the world

Priority Number One
Anna Serebryanikova, Chief Operating Officer at MegaFon PJSC, explains why the Internet of Things should be the main focus of the government’s digital agenda


Networks Ready
Backbone network requirements posed by IoT and 5G

Great Expectations
Alexander Bashmakov, Chief Technological Officer at MegaFon PJSC, explains what opportunities 5G provides for development of the IoT and interactive communication

ICT Invesments

30 Innovation without Borders
Alexander Galitsky, co-founder and managing partner of the Almaz Capital Partners Fund, shares his ideas on the prospects for the Russian IT sector and the importance of permissive regulation to its development

Executive Forecast

Defining the Market
Heads of Russian holdings and major telecom operators sum up 2016 and make predictions for the current year