Switzerland launches first commercial European 5G network

Switzerland launches first commercial European 5G network

Ericsson, in collaboration with Swisscom, has created a European first. Both parties have launched a commercial 5G network. From the first minute of April 17, the switch was switched when securing a commercial 5G license.

As of today, Swisscom customers can enjoy 5G services in 54 cities and communes all over Switzerland. The range includes most popular areas including Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Lucerne. Thanks to Spectrum Sharing, Ericsson aims to guarantee national 5G coverage (90% of the population) by the end of 2019.

As soon as the 5G license was in order, the network was switched on. The infrastructure was already ready according to Swisscom. Only last week, it held a launch event to identify a complete smartphone and router ecosystem. According to Swisscom, anyone with a 5G-compatible device can count on high speeds and low latency. With the 5G network, the telecom provider also opens the doors to IoT applications.

5G ecosystem

With the launch of the first commercial 5G network in Switzerland, we are laying new foundations for various new applications and business models, says Urs Schaeppi, CEO of Swisscom.

This is a special event for Swisscom and Europa 5G is now commercially available live. We will continue to work closely with Swisscom to strengthen our 5G ecosystem. Think of accelerating the time-to-market of chipsets and devices from manufacturers, says Arun Bansal, president and head of Europe and Latin America at Ericsson.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.