TDC, Denmark’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, has announced that it has upgraded over 1,000 base transceiver stations (BTS), located predominantly on Zealand, the country’s largest and most populated island. The deployment is designed to support 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, while the next stage of the deployment will comprise the refarming of the company’s 3G network to UMTS-900, which will improve network coverage. TDC has revealed that the network equipment that is currently being upgraded handles over 40% of its total traffic.
The cellco has already upgraded its network infrastructure in Bornholm, an island in the Baltic Sea, and in North Zealand, and is currently reconfiguring its switching equipment in Midtsjaelland and also the south of the island. TDC notes that the upgrade work will extend to Funen and Jutland in late summer/autumn, and by February 2015 TDC plans to have all 3,500 BTS upgraded. Meanwhile, TDC has pointed out that following its recent network improvement, the volume of traffic in Bornholm increased by 33%.