Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider from China has completed the mobile network modernization for the Danish telecom operator TDC.
It was announced back in October 2013 that Huawei had been selected by TDC as a sole vendor to modernize the nationwide GSM/UMTS/LTE network in Denmark and provide managed services over a six year period. The value of the contract is over $700 million over the term of the agreement.
Carsten Dilling, Group CEO at TDC back then said: “Huawei is one of the most innovative players in the telecommunications sector. Through this contract we will change all the base stations in the mobile network to the latest network equipment and software, ensuring that we future proof the network. We have entered a solid agreement and the Danes will soon notice the effect through better network coverage and speed.”
TDC, established in 1882, is the biggest operator in Denmark. In order to keep the leading position in the market, TDC has committed to extend its LTE network coverage to even the least populated areas of the country before the end of 2015, providing an optimal user experience for Danish subscribers. TDC chose Huawei as a reliable partner to manage and operate the network, and to continuously ensure the highest standards in terms of functionality and quality of the network.
“The trust that TDC is putting in Huawei as its strategic partner is yet another evidence that we can offer technically leading innovation that improves the end user experience and lowers total costs for operators. The cooperation is a milestone for Huawei in Denmark and allows us to step up our investments locally, resulting in new recruitment and expanded cooperation with local companies to meet our obligations to TDC,” said Ryan Ding, CEO of carrier network business group in Huawei.
The contract would also create around 100 new jobs in Denmark in addition to the transfer of a number of existing engineering staff into Huawei.
Since 2007, the Chinese company has steadily expanded its business in Denmark, a country with a high degree of digitization, in cooperation with local operators.
Within the contract Huawei implements its Service Quality Management service to visualize end user experience and service quality. This will further increase TDC’s focus on improving end customer satisfaction and loyalty. Furthermore, Huawei implements its Single RAN solution that is based on a unified open platform, supporting multi modes and frequencies. The modularization and standardization effectively lowers the expansion cost and reduces space for operators. Using SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology, the network can be upgraded through software configurations, ensuring customers’ requirements are met through long term development of the network.
Huawei is currently discussing with TDC about the development direction and solution of the future mobile network so as to help TDC build more competitive mobile network and realize sustained business success.