San Francisco and Berne, 09 June 2008
"Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecom provider and we're thrilled to be working together to bring the iPhone 3G to Switzerland next month," said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. "iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we can't wait to get it into hands of Swisscom customers."
Swisscom offers customers a high-performing mobile broadband network. The company operates a HSPA network that covers 90 percent of the Swiss population, a best-in-class figure. Swisscom customers can browse the Internet almost everywhere in Switzerland with up to 7.2 MBit/s, comparable to current speeds in the wired world. In addition, Swisscom offers its customers broadband coverage via EDGE technology where HSPA is not yet available - anywhere and at anytime. With more than 1,100 hotspots nationwide, in hotels, conference centers, train stations and airports, Swisscom is also the biggest Wi-Fi provider in Switzerland and additionally an important Wi-Fi operator in Europe.
iPhone 3G will be available in Switzerland as of July 11, 2008 through Swisscom Shops, the Swisscom web shop and a selection of other third party channels. Pricing and other commercial details will be made available at launch. For more information, go to www.swisscom.ch/iphone.
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines including 1.6 million broadband connections. The company has a presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication.
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