Ericsson Ousts Huawei as TDC’s 5G Vendor in Denmark
March 19, 2019 / Anne Morris
Danish telecom provider TDC has sidestepped China-based vendor Huawei in favor of Sweden-based Ericsson to build the company’s 5G network. TDC has had a long-standing relationship with Huawei, which has increasingly come under a microscope due to security concerns.
The new agreement will see Ericsson supply equipment and services for the network that is scheduled to be available across Denmark by the end of 2020. The TDC deal also restores a customer that Ericsson lost to Huawei in 2014. At the time, TDC signed a six-year LTE deal with Huawei in a move that was widely regarded as a big domestic loss for the Swedish vendor.
For Ericsson, the contract win boosts its 5G presence in the Nordic region. The vendor has already been selected by Telenor Group to implement cloud core solutions to support 5G in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. And it’s teaming up with Telia and Volvo in Sweden on the operation of a 5G network for industrial use.
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