Ericsson Powers Orange's 5G Network in Spain and TDC's in Denmark
Starting September 7th, Orange Spain and TDC Denmark started their 5G network offerings powered by Ericsson's network components. Orange launched the service in two largest Spanish cities, Madrid and Barcelona, while TDC's offer is available in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Helsingør.
In spain, Ericsson’s initial 5G deployments in Madrid and Barcelona will be followed by other locations under a four-year partnership. Operating on 3.6GHz 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. Ericsson also supplies Orange Spain with a 5G Evolved Packet Core to support 5G New Radio non-standalone (NSA), including control plane, user plane and policy network functions.
In Denmark, site deployment of 5G products and solutions got underway in October 2019. Since then, almost 3,000 base station sites have been equipped with 5G technology throughout the country, amounting to more than 100 sites per week. On one day alone, Ericsson field professionals equipped 35 sites. TDC’s 5G launch on the 3.5GHz spectrum in four mentioned cities will be followed with the continuing rapid roll out, beating the deployment target timeline by about three months. It will enable close-to nationwide coverge by the end of this year. Ericsson currently has 108 commercial 5G agreements and contracts with unique communications service providers, of which 58 are publicly announced, including 59 live commercial 5G networks.