The opening ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Head of the Department of information technology of Moscow Alexander Gorbatko, the rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia Vladimir Filippov, the Advisor to the President of the PJSC ”Rostelecom“ Yury Lysenko, the Director of the Institute of applied mathematics and telecommunications of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia Konstantin Samuylov.
The laboratory has been organized with the support of the project on increase of competitiveness of Russian universities among the leading research and educational centers (“Project 5–100“) in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation as of 7 May 2012 No. 599 ”On the measures on realization of state policy in the sphere of education and science“. In the laboratory a five-segment model network for the comprehensive testing of 5G networks and their applications is deployed.
After the opening ceremony a scientific seminar on modern communication technologies was held, with addresses to be made by leading global experts in the field of information and telecommunication systems and technologies.