TDC NET, the infrastructure arm of Danish telco TDC, will launch its commercial 5G network in large parts of Denmark on 7 September 2020. The company claims that it will provide population coverage of 80% via 2,650 masts at launch, raising the footprint to 90% by year-end. Michael Moyell Juul, CEO of TDC’s Nuuday unit, said: ‘We look forward to offering our customers the fantastic opportunities that TDC NET’s upgrade of the mobile network to 5G can offer. 5G technology allows us to deliver a unique experience to our customers – whether you want to stream your favourite series in ultra HD, or you as a company want to take advantage of the extremely short response time on the signal to control your robots in production and monitor your equipment in real time. We already have several 5G phones for sale and have included 5G in all subscriptions aimed at our most data-consuming customers.’
TeleGeography notes that TDC’s 5G rollout commenced in Zealand in October 2019, with all 3,854 masts in TDC’s mobile network scheduled to be upgraded to 5G going forward. In December TDC and Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson launched a trial 5G project in Helsingor municipality, after being granted temporary access to the 3.5GHz band by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). New 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G equipment has been installed on 40 masts across the municipality, with TDC planning to test speeds of up to 1.1Gbps over the infrastructure.