Swisscom is going to roll out the latest mobile generation, 5G in Switzerland already this year. Not only is 5G much faster, it also responds in real time, enabling applications that we can only dream of now. Together with our partners, Ericsson and EPF Lausanne, we have been paving the way for the 5G rollout since 2016 with our partner programme "5G for Switzerland".
5G was the main talking point at the industry’s major get-together, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.
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5G is currently at a very early stage of development. Together with our partners Ericsson and the Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, we aim to support and shape development from the start. Based on specific use cases we are exploring the possibilities of this new technology in cooperation with Swiss industry.
As the first industry partner in the “5G for Switzerland” programme, Ypsomed tested specific characteristics in wireless networked production. Technologies like edge computing are being used here for the first time. Ypsomed is the leading provider of pens, autoinjectors and infusion systems to administer liquid drugs.
5G permits exchanges between sensors, actuators and the smallest embedded computers and thus the development of completely new smart things.
Thanks to maximum availability, minimum response times and a huge data transfer rate, 5G enables next generation augmented reality.
5G allows the wireless transmission of consumption and load information in real time to build more cost-efficient smart grids.
Thanks to 5G, vehicles will be able to communicate with one another in real time, thus hugely increasing the safety of autonomous navigation systems.
5G will make innovative personalised healthcare services possible, from diagnosis to automated care.
With tactile Internet, 5G takes automated production to the next level without cable-based machine networking.