Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson has signed a contract to build a 5G network in Greenland, which will initially cover three cities – local telephone company Tusass announced last week.
By deploying Ericsson equipment and Netgear routers, Tusass will bring high-speed wireless internet to the sparsely populated island without resorting to expensive and difficult-to-install cables, the company said.
Construction will soon follow in ten more cities, including the capital Nuuk. Greenland, an island with only 56,000 inhabitants, is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but is largely autonomous.
Tusass aims to invest about one billion Danish crowns ($131.3 million) to secure and expand Greenland’s infrastructure and improve communications.