Ericsson 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core products and solutions are powering Orange Spain and TDC’s 5G services.
Ericsson’s initial 5G deployments in Madrid and Barcelona will be followed by other locations under a four-year partnership to help Orange Spain develop its 5G offering across Spain.
TDC’s 5G launch on the 3.5 GHz spectrum band includes the major Danish cities of Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Helsingor. The continuing rapid roll out is beating the deployment target timeline by about three months. It will enable close-to nationwide coverge by the end of 2020.
Operating on 3.6 GHz spectrum, the 5G network in Madrid and Barcelona is powered by the Ericsson Radio System (Baseband 6648 and AIR 6488 antenna), delivering Massive MIMO, a key technology that significantly increases network capacity and spectral efficiency.
Arun Bansal, President of Ericsson Europe and Latin America said, “Our core and radio portfolios are instrumental in providing a sustainable platform for innovation and economic growth in Spain. Ericsson is thrilled to partner with Orange Spain to help them capture the opportunities that 5G and related technologies will bring to their subscribers and to industries.”
Andreas Pfisterer, CEO, TDC NET said, “I am happy and proud that we have so quickly fulfilled our ambitions to open up for 5G coverage at a national level. The opening is important at a time when we more than ever need strong infrastructure to handle the consumption of mobile data, which is growing by up to 40 percent per year.”
Jenny Lindqvist, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson said, “We have worked very closely with TDC to rapidly meet their 5G deployment needs. 5G will deliver huge benefits for both consumers and industries in Denmark.”