Swisscom's 5G network is already live on a test frequency in selected locations in six Swiss towns. And a gradual rollout to 60 Swiss towns and communities is planned until the end of 2019. Since 2016, we and our partners from research and industry have been driving forward the rollout of the next generation of mobile communications with our “5G for Switzerland” program.
In summer 2017, 5G test devices still weighed a ton and measured one cubic metre. In November 2018, Swisscom has presented the first 5G smartphone live on the Swisscom 5G network. The first 5G smartphones on the market are expected for mid-2019.
Its huge bandwidth, short response time, energy efficiency and capacity make 5G the key technology for a wide range of application areas.
Always one step ahead: Swisscom is always the first provider in Switzerland to introduce the latest mobile technology, allowing our customers to be the first to benefit from improved speeds.
In a pilot project with Swisscom, the medical technology supplier Ypsomed has created a 5G test network. As an industry partner in the “5G for Switzerland” programme, Ypsomed was the first to use 5G in the industrial environment. Ypsomed is the leading provider of pens, autoinjectors and pump systems for administering liquid medication. Swisscom and Ypsomed are currently testing and developing 5G Campus Network Solutions.
With its 5G Campus Network Solution, Swisscom is giving companies the chance to connect things over a powerful, secure and stable 5G mobile connection within the licensed Swisscom spectrum. Thanks to 5G in combination with edge computing, the solution permits close to real-time data processing. Would you like to know more? Please do not hesitate to contact us.
5G offers download speeds of up to 3 Gbit/s for mobile communication that is ten times faster than currently offered on fibre.
5G reduces response time from the current 25 to 35 milliseconds to just a few milliseconds for almost instant transmission.
Both frequency capacity and data transfer rates are maximised on 5G, allowing far more devices to transmit data simultaneously.
5G reduces energy consumption-per-bit usage by a factor of a thousand, making the network more sustainable and less expensive to run.
5G enables decentralised, mobile-connected clouds for applications that provide the required resources with greater agility and flexibility.
With 5G, dedicated, guaranteed network capacities can be assigned to individual applications, permitting guaranteed service levels.
Development in mobile data traffic. Source: Swisscom
In the summer of 2016, Swisscom, Ericsson and EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) together launched the "5G for Switzerland" programme to drive forward the rollout of new mobile communication standard.