In Switzerland, 5G is launched

The telecom company and service provider announced that Swisscom, the largest telecom provider in Ericsson and Switzerland, has switched Europe's first large-scale commercial 5G network to support commercially available smartphones. The network and its 5G services are available in 54 cities in Switzerland, including the largest settlements in Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Lucerne. As all the other components were already in place, obtaining a commercial license meant that the partners had to connect the network with just one touch.

Clients of the Swisscom 5G with smartphones and routers in the coverage areas can enjoy the benefits of high network speed and extremely low latency in the coverage areas, and 5G's enhanced mobile broadband features in infotainment, games, virtual reality, and immersive media.
Arun Bansal, Ericsson's Head of Europe and Latin America, said: “This is a very important event for Swisscom and Europe as a whole - 5G is now commercially available. At Ericsson, we also strengthen the 5G ecosystem by reducing the time to market for chipset and device manufacturers. We provide multi-vendor operation for 5G devices and networks, helping to bring more 5G-enabled devices to the market so that users can enjoy the benefits of 5G services. ”

Swisscom has long announced its goal of making the 5G network available throughout Switzerland by the end of 2019, which will allow nearly 90 percent of the country's population to access the technology. This is achieved with Ericsson's Spectrum Sharing software, which dynamically divides the radio spectrum between the 4G and 5G carrier frequencies based on traffic needs. This solution provides fast nationwide 5G coverage with previously installed 5G-ready 4G radio devices.


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