Denmark prepares for 3G mobile telecommunications  

Mobile telecommunications company HI3G is preparing for the launch of UMTS in Denmark

Berlingske Tidende Online reports that the telecompany HI3G is making preparations for the launch of UMTS mobile telecommunications in Denmark. HI3G, which is owned by Hutchison Whampoa of Hong Kong and Sweden's lnvestor, is one of 4 companies to be awarded a 3G licence in Denmark. The antenna network is due to be installed from 2003, and the company is currently setting up premises and recruiting a workforce which is expected to total some 200 people by 2004. The costs of building the UMTS network, organisation and customer database are estimated at several billion Danish kroner.


UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is one of the major new 3G systems, and will play a key role in creating the mass market for high quality wireless multimedia communications. UMTS offers constantly coupled internet access for e-mails, messages, games and streaming media, with data rates as high as 2MB/sec. It is forecast that UMTS will be used by more than 2 billion people worldwide by 2010.



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