At the beginning of September, TDC will open as the first company in Denmark for 5G.
It is the next generation of mobile network, which has much higher speed and faster response times than the current 4G.
TDC opens for the network on September 7, and by the end of the month, 80 percent of the country on paper will be covered. This is stated by TDC Net, which is TDC’s network company.
The coverage will initially be clearly best in the center of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Elsinore, where it will be possible to experience speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.
– You will experience much higher speed if you stream a movie in HD or gamer on your phone. It will be a completely different experience, says Andreas Pfisterer, director of TDC Net.
– For the business community, 5G technology opens up many possibilities – including much faster response times, which for example is crucial for self-driving cars, he says.
Only latest smartphones are ready
From the start, far from everyone will be able to see a 5G logo in the corner of their phones.
To benefit from 5G, you need a phone that supports the technology.
So far, only the latest smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, among others, are ready for 5G. Apple is expected to soon present a smartphone that also supports the new technology.
At the same time, you must have a subscription where 5G is included. The TDC-owned YouSee has announced that all subscriptions for more than DKK 199 will have 5G included automatically.
In addition to consumers benefiting from higher speeds and response times, it is not least in business that there are high expectations for 5G.
In addition to driverless cars, 5G will be able to support everything from robot technology in factories or sensors on shipping containers.
Although the new technology is now being opened up, Andreas Pfisterer expects that it will take years before 5G will be the standard.
– It will be a gradual process, as we also saw when we went from 3G to 4G.
– Over the next five years, we will see 5G become the new standard, but it can go stronger in the meantime, when you look at how much growth there is in the consumption of data, which grows 40 percent per year, says Andreas Pfisterer .
The Swedish group Ericsson has been responsible for building the 5G network for TDC.
The other large companies in Denmark – Telia, Telenor and 3 – are also on their way with 5G, but have not yet opened up their network.
/ ritzau /