The following information is intended for journalists dealing with the topic of the mobile network and mobile technologies (5G, 4G, 3G, 2G).
According to independent tests, the Swisscom mobile network is one of the best in the world. Since the GSM technology standard enabling data transmission was introduced in 1993, use of the mobile network by residential and business customers has changed and constantly increased with each new mobile generation.
New devices like smartphones and tablets combined with applications and unabated customer demand are constantly raising the bar when it comes to the requirements of the mobile broadband network. Swisscom annually invests millions running into three figures in its mobile network infrastructure in order to satisfy customer needs. In doing so, it opts for advanced mobile technologies, a varied technology mix (2G, 3G, 4G/4G+) and continuously expands its mobile networks. As a technology leader, Swisscom is committed to rolling out new mobile technologies at an early stage so that its customers are always the first to enjoy the best coverage, reliability, performance and advanced application options.
By rapidly developing the latest 4G/4G+ mobile generation, Swisscom underscores its aim to offer Switzerland a very good mobile network. The Swisscom mobile network currently includes four mobile generations, 2G, 3G and 4G/4G+.
The next mobile generation, 5G is coming soon; it will bring vastly more capacity, higher speeds and shorter reaction times, not to mention whole new applications thanks to beamforming, network slicing and mobile cloud/edge computing, benefiting residential and business customers alike. Swisscom plans to begin its 5G rollout at the end of 2018.
For more information about the Swisscom mobile network go to www.swisscom.ch/en/about/company/portrait/network.html. For details about the new innovative 5G technology go to www.swisscom.ch/5G.