In Russia, due to the cessation of supplies of network equipment, a shortage of frequencies for mobile Internet began. This will lead to a gradual drop in its speed, according to Friday, November 18, the Russian edition of Izvestia.
Thus, among the sanctions imposed against Russia, there is a ban on the supply of telecommunications equipment to the country. Therefore, if companies used to solve the problem of frequency shortages by installing additional base stations, now they do not have such an opportunity.. So traffic is growing, but network bandwidth is not.
According to the publication, from November 2021 to mid-March 2022, the average mobile Internet speed in Russia decreased from 21.7 Mbps to about 21 Mbps. And by the end of 2022, it may fall by 1 Mbps - up to 20 Mbps.
Recall that in June, the media reported on the closure of Huawei stores in Russia. One of the world's largest telecommunications companies, the Chinese Huawei has begun to close its official outlets in Russia.
Before that, the Finnish Nokia ceased its activities in Russia. From the very first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it became clear to the management of the telecommunications company that a further presence in Russia was impossible.