Danish cellco TDC has announced that it is currently overseeing a comprehensive upgrade of its nationwide mobile networks. Along with the upgrade to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, the operator is reconfiguring its telecoms masts to support the 900MHz frequency band, which significantly improves mobile coverage. Kim Sogaard, strategy director at TDC, disclosed: ‘When we refarm, we create a significantly better mobile network [for] our customers. They get consistent 3G and 4G networks, and especially a significantly better 3G coverage.’ The cellco has already upgraded 1,000 masts in Copenhagen and large parts of Sealand, with around 350 base transceiver stations (BTS) reconfigured in southern Zealand, Lolland and Falster. TDC said that it has begun work on upping the mobile coverage and upgrading the networks in Jutland; the operator plans to have improved its whole network, consisting of around 3,400 towers, by February 2015.
Meanwhile, rival cellco Telenor has commercially deployed 3G services in the Copenhagen metro, and now covers the entire metro line including the 22 existing subway stations with mobile broadband and HD Voice technology. The operator is also planning to cover the 17 new stations included in the imminent city ring with 3G connectivity, once construction work is completed.