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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC: MTS, ERICSSON AND INTEL TESTED A CYBERSPORT VR GAME ON A 5G NETWORK

MTS, Ericsson and Intel have piloted a virtual cyber sport game on 5G network supporting high speeds and low latency

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / ACCESSWIRE / May 31, 2018 / At Startup Village 2018 Conference, a major start-up event in Russia organized by the Skolkovo Foundation, the participants matched the game played on 5G trial zone by the cyber team of Immergity, VR/AR games development studio. Gamers in the role of pilots of intergalactic ships in VR helmets fought in the exciting game AI Rebellion with the forces of artificial intelligence that came out of human control.

For two days in the gaming zone at Startup Village 2018, two gaming stations interacted in the virtual space game using Ericsson's base station and Intel(R) 5G Mobile Trial platform connected to the 28 GHz band with a minimal delay of 4 ms, at least five times less than on LTE networks.

Vyacheslav Nikolaev, Vice President, Marketing, MTS, commented, "In cooperation with our partners, we continue to demonstrate the potential of 5G for various use cases. This time, gamers used 5G in "real combat conditions". The results of the games showed advantages of low latency provided by the new technology. In a little while, this parameter will be a mainstream not only for entertainment but also for everyday needs such as a remote control of various processes, autonomous vehicles and Tactile Internet. Such examples include telemedicine and e-learning, the areas where low latency and dot-to-dot transmissions of fine motor skills play critical role".

Hannes Ekstrom, Ericsson Vice President, Business Development with MTS, Ericsson in Russia, commented, "5G opens vast opportunities for industrial and consumer scenarios in multiple areas - smart manufacturing, smart buildings, connected machines, fleet management and urban transport, meters and consumer electronics. Gaming is one of fastest growing industries and important part of many people's life. In addition to high data speed and fast internet, 5G will bring new capabilities such as low latency and long battery life. These aspects will be critically important for scenarios, which we presented today in cooperation with our strategic partner MTS."

The trial is a part of the strategic partnership between MTS and Ericsson within the framework of the agreement signed in December 2015 on cooperation in the development and implementation of 5G in Russia.

For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ("MTS" - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile, fixed-line and digital services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. MTS maintains its leadership in the Russian mobile market in terms of revenue and profitability. MTS is majority-owned by Sistema PJSFC. Since 2000, MTS shares have been listed on the New York Stock Exchange and since 2003 - on the Moscow Exchange. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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