TDC Group has awarded an equipment contract to Ericsson to roll out nationwide commercial 5G in Denmark. TDC will modernise its core network with Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Cloud Core solution as part of the deal, with plans to start rolling out Ericsson 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software products in 2019. TDC will offer 5G to selected customers under pilot testing from mid-2019. TDC aims to offer commercial 5G services in October – pending the approval and availability of licensed 5G spectrum, with national coverage targeted by the end of 2020. The deal will also see Ericsson working in partnership with TDC to upgrade its existing 4G LTE network. The new partnership between TDC and Ericsson will come into effect on 1 April 2019, and will run until the end of 2023.