3 Denmark confirmed that it will start offering 5G services commercially on the bands 700 MHz and 1,800 MHz by the end of 2020.
During a trial of 3.5 Ghz band It has reached up to 1.00 Gbps on Amager and in Roskilde.
The mobile operator is testing a closed 5G network of 20 masts using the 1,800 MHz frequency band in Roskilde city centre. The objective of the trials is to explore the technical set-up once 3 Denmark offers commercial 5G.
The head of radio networks. Stefan Ring Stohrmann said that the company is experimenting with getting 4G and 5G to work together on its spectrum. He said 4G will remain its most extensive technology for some time as demand for LTE capacity keeps rising.
Combining 4G and 5G, 3 Denmark is expecting to be able to offer customer internet service at up to 300 Mbps, depending on location and equipment. It said that an earlier test of the 3.5 GHz band in Copenhagen’s southern port had achieved 1.5 Gbps.
Stohrmann said this makes 5G a real competitor to xDSL, TV cable and fibre in terms of cost-effectiveness and sustainability.