The commercial 5G network, and related 5G services, are now available in 54 cities and communities in Switzerland, including the major population areas: Zürich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Lucerne.
The long-term strategic partners went live with the network in the first minute of April 17, following Swisscom's securing of a commercial 5G license. As all the other component parts were already in place, securing the license meant the partners simply had to switch the network on.
Swisscom subscribers with commercial 5G smartphones and routers in covered areas will immediately benefit from the high speed, low latency and enhanced mobile broadband features of 5G services across infotainment, gaming, virtual reality, and immersive media experiences.
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The 5G network switch-on also opens the door to exploring new opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.
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Urs Schaeppi, CEO, Swisscom comments: "With the launch of the first commercial 5G network in Switzerland, we are laying the foundation for diverse, new applications and business models."