Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

Spending a weekend in St. Petersburg is one of the most correct ideas that can come to mind. The city is beautiful at any time of the year, but the “golden” autumn is a particularly good moment. What Peter is good about is that you can always find something new.

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

The charm of St. Petersburg lies in the fact that the city makes it possible to enjoy solitude, you just have to turn off the main streets

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

But in order not to get bored, you can always find a cat. Although, unlike me, he was definitely not happy with such a company

If you have already visited all the museums, and you know the Hermitage like the back of your hand, why not, for example, go through the bookstores of St. Petersburg? And I’m not talking about retail, but about local bookstores. Unlike large stores designed for the mass market, they rely on unusual books here. Having gone on my last trip to Word Order on the Fontanka, I unexpectedly left with the History of DJs, which tells about the evolution of the profession from record collectors to the main engines of the music scene. An excellent book that will be interesting even for those who are far from dance music. Another book I bought is The Civilization of Smells. XVI – early XIX century “, dedicated to the history of smell in Western Europe: what bizarre and dangerous drugs were used several centuries ago to induce beauty, what immodest poetry poets devoted to intimate parts of the body, how doctors tried to defeat the plague with the help of strong aromas. This is a book by the leading French cultural historian Robert Muchemblay.

There are a lot of bookstores in St. Petersburg, often there are cozy coffee shops in the neighborhood, and while it is not too cold outside, you can enjoy a book, hot coffee and a good view. You can stumble upon local bookstores just while walking around the city, but a team of enthusiasts from Subscription Editions (also a good store!) Came up with a map called “Book Center of Petersburg”. They missed a few things, but this is even better. There is still room for discovery.

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

More details on the map can be viewed by clicking on the picture

You should definitely visit “Erarta”. There, in addition to contemporary art, there are amusing photo exhibitions until November. For example, you can go to the masters of modern Japanese photography and not reach them, wrap up on “Ten Years Behind the Scenes of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.” By the way, an exhibition of Harry Benson has recently begun, in general, he specialized in the Beatles group, but the exhibition has a lot of simple photographs taken in the 60-90s of the 20th century. There are Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and just photographs of the era.

Well, after “Erarta”, since we ended up on Vasilievsky Island, you should definitely visit Sevkabel.

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

Sevkabel is a story of how a former factory was transformed into a cultural space. You need to come there to sit comfortably and admire the view of the bay, have a tasty snack, maybe go boating and be sure to have fun.

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Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

This, by the way, is a direct current generator, which worked in the laboratory of the Sevkabel plant for half a century.

And more recently, Beeline is also responsible for entertainment on the territory of Sevkabel. Together with Nokia and Qualcomm, the operator launched a 5G pilot zone in St. Petersburg. If you love technology, then you should definitely visit Sevkabel. Zone “Beeline” will work until September 27, that is, including the next weekend.

But before talking about technology and 5G, let me invite you to subscribe to Instagram “Beeline”. It is not about communication generations and gigabytes, but about beauty. Each post is aesthetic pleasure.

But let’s not get distracted from the main topic! We have already seen 5G zones in Moscow more than once, but the main highlight of the project in St. Petersburg is the temporary permission received by Beeline to use frequencies in the millimeter range (26-28 GHz). The highest speeds are in the millimeter range. Usually, when they show incredible 5G speeds of a couple of gigabits per second, this is in the millimeter range.

Also of interest is the fact that Nokia’s commercial equipment was used in the zone, including a system module and active antenna systems 5G AirScale and a 5G / Wi-Fi router based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem radio system. In simple terms, almost everything is ready for the implementation of 5G networks. And it is likely that Beeline will be among the leaders in this direction. The company has long and persistently modernized its network, making it 5G-Ready. By the way, during the past self-isolation “Beeline” wasted no time and carried out an additional set of measures to strengthen the mobile and fixed networks. For example, to expand the power and increase the speed, additional aggregation of the LTE bands and additional refarming of 2G were carried out to increase the LTE 1800 MHz capacity, and on all base stations operating in the 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz bands, the MIMO 4×4 mode was activated. Not to mention that the operator installs several hundred new base stations every quarter.

Beeline figured out how to truly demonstrate all the advantages of 5G – high speed and network capacity, as well as low latency – in the 5G zone there are many games and gadgets available for them. Beeline recently launched the Beeline Gaming cloud gaming service, which allows you to run games on ultra settings on any device – even a computer, a tablet or a smartphone.

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By the way, if you thought about which gamepad to buy for your smartphone or tablet, then a great option is to come to Sevkabel and test it at the Beeline stand.

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

Most likely, in the future, people will abandon powerful home machines and take full advantage of the fast Internet. So visiting the 5G zone is also a way to look into the near future.

In addition to traditional games, “Beeline” was not too lazy and arranged a VR zone. It’s best to go to the VR zone with friends, because, in my opinion, the most interesting game there is the “shooter” from District Zero Studios. The players are divided into teams, they put on virtual helmets, and they start shooting each other.

At the same time, a shooter with free movement across the virtual field. Some of the locations of the virtual world have been specially created to resemble the Beeline site in the Sevkabel space. This combination of technologies creates an immersive experience for players and allows them to move freely without unnecessary wires and bulky equipment.

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Of course, these kinds of games require a powerful channel and very high data transfer rates, as well as low latency. This is important if only because users of active VR games may experience discomfort associated with the operation of the vestibular apparatus if there is a delay in the display of the picture and the system does not respond quickly enough to the player’s actions in the real world. 5G technology completely eliminates such situations due to low latency and full synchronization between the image in glasses and the response to user actions, and also ensures clear synchronization between players and each interaction object.

George Held, executive vice president of digital and new business development at Beeline, said well about 5G and games:

“Today Beeline Gaming makes computer games available to everyone. It is pleasant to surprise by opening new opportunities for customers – it is so easy to play the most up-to-date and demanding games without obligatory equipment upgrades and significant financial costs. We at Beeline are very happy that we have made previously unavailable games available to millions of people. With the advent of 5G technologies, it will become even easier to play – even more users with devices that support Beeline Gaming right now will receive a mobile connection sufficient for a comfortable game anytime, anywhere ”.

By the way, for planning activities, you can register on the Beeline portal. There is a lot of interesting things, and if you can’t get to St. Petersburg, then you should look into the zone on the territory of VDNKh. The benefit of the bee2gether portal is that there you can find interesting routes to make it tasty, take beautiful photos, and walk. So, “Beeline” offers a photo route – a path through six photogenic locations of the Port. Or, for example, a bicycle tour around Vasilievsky Island, describing it as “the most beautiful and longest route that can be traveled by bicycle.”

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

And for simple participation in routes and contests, you can get bonus points by exchanging them for nice prizes – ride a bike, a beautiful yellow raincoat (important for Peter), a yoga mat or a beautiful water bottle.

Weekend plan: go to St. Petersburg, find interesting books, admire the bay, test 5G

In conclusion, we can only say that do not waste time while for the next 2 weeks in St. Petersburg there is still +18 and little rain (but do not forget the umbrella anyway!)

Published – 18 September 2020

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