Denmark eyes minimum upload speeds of 30Mbps

15 Mar 2013

The Danish government has outlined 22 initiatives aimed at improving mobile coverage and broadband services, reports Telecompaper. Arguably the most eye-catching proposal is the government’s bid to achieve a minimum upload speed of 30Mbps by 2020, to complement the previously stated target of minimum download speeds of 100Mbps by the same date.

The other 21 initiatives involve: smart use of frequencies for wireless and mobile broaddband; better broadband connections on Bornholm; better competitive conditions for broadband; better conditions for rolling out high-speed connections; individual choice of TV provider; good marketing practice by operators; better conditions for local councils to roll out broadband; regional growth forums to spark better coverage; more information and guidance for local and regional administrations; new consumer-based broadband goals; more precise charting of coverage; broadband provision in cases of bankruptcy; better opportunities for mobile masts on open land; clear frameworks for local council leases; better indoor mobile coverage in new buildings; Danish standards for masts; better indoor coverge by operators; better conditions for leasing and sharing mobile masts; coverage requirements for local councils for public procurement; greater local council focus on mobile coverage and better information for consumers on mobile service conditions.

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