TDC achieves 1.9Gbps speeds in 5G trial

3 May 2018

Danish telecoms group TDC has trialled what it claims is ‘the final 5G technological standard’ using 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band awarded by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen). The company said it achieved transmission speeds of 1.9Gbps in the trial, in partnership with Huawei. Group Strategy Director Lasse Pilgaard said: ‘TDC accounts for the majority of all network investments in Denmark and will be crucial for rolling out 5G in Denmark. For three consecutive years, we have had Denmark’s best mobile network, we have the capacity and customers to make 5G real and we are already in the process of increasing and working with large amounts of data with the rollout of our NB-IoT network directly on the mobile network.’ The executive added that TDC Group now aims to deploy the first 5G antennas in the mobile network during 2019.