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5G for Switzerland

The best network.
Now with 5G.

The best network is now even better. 5G is faster, more reliable and more powerful than ever before. It is opening up new opportunities – for our communities, for the economy and for Switzerland as a whole.

Winner of the connect mobile network test 3/2019

Where 5G has gone live.

We are bringing 5G to the city, the country and everywhere in between. Available across Switzerland by the end of the year.

Lützelflüh

Nyon

Basel

Bern

Zurich

St. Moritz

Davos

Burgdorf

Estavayer

All these places have partial 5G provision that is being continuously expanded.

The benefits of 5G

 

Surfing speed

5G will make surfing at up to 2 Gbit/s possible initially, with speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s following soon. That’s between two and ten times faster than current upload and download speeds on the fibre optic network.

 

Response time

Thanks to 5G, the response time will fall from the current 25 to 35 milliseconds to just a few milliseconds, providing virtually delay-free communication in real time.

 

Capacity

5G enables far more devices to transfer far more data simultaneously. This is important because we now send as much data in half a day as we used to send in a week five years ago.

 

Efficiency

The network is more sustainable with 5G: it only takes 0.2 watts to transfer one single megabyte of data. With 2G it is 5,400 watts. So, it's a change worth making.

 

Decentralised cloud

5G enables decentralised, mobile-connected clouds for applications that provide the required resources with greater agility and flexibility.

 

Network slicing

5G can provide individual applications with flexible network capacities, as might be required by the emergency services during a major incident for example.

5G visions

5G for companies

The 5G Campus Solution enables Swisscom to provide companies with the opportunity to digitise the entire process chain in the shortest possible time. This provides manufacturing companies with significant efficiency gains and potential for cost savings.

Ask our 5G experts

Our 5G experts answer your questions on the implementation of 5G in Switzerland. 


When will 5G be available in my area?

Some places already have access to 5G, with new locations added every week. Current coverage can be seen on these maps. Swisscom plans to roll out 5G to the whole of Switzerland by the end of 2019, covering rural and urban areas as well as mountain regions.


Is my smartphone compatible with 5G?

The manufacturer’s product details indicate whether your device supports 5G. Given that 5G is a new technology, devices bought before spring 2019 will certainly not support 5G. The first 5G-enabled devices that are or will be available from Swisscom are: Oppo Reno 5G, LG V50 ThinQ, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (NB: only this specific model from the S10 series) and Huawei Mate X. No 5G-compatible iPhones have been announced so far.


Will the Internet Booster support 5G?

Swisscom intends to introduce an Internet Boosters that supports 5G in 2020. The current version supports 4G, meaning that speeds of up to 200 mbps are possible.


What is different about 5G?


What are the benefits of 5G?


What opportunities will 5G open up for Switzerland?


Does the introduction of 5G require new research to determine whether the technology is dangerous?


Will 5G require more masts?


Questions

Do you have any questions about the rollout of 5G? Send your question straight to our experts and they will reply personally. 

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