With 5G, the mobile network is now 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.
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«I can already game, surf and stream music and videos wherever I want. So why do I need 5G?»
New ideas are currently being gathered to determine precisely how 5G will change collaboration. What we do know is that productive work in temporary or remote locations is already possible thanks to 5G.
We are already beginning to understand how 5G will open up completely new forms of entertainment. Downloading an entire season of your favourite series in seconds is a great way to start.
Whether 5G will enable us to fly around in autonomous drones one day remains to be seen. As a first step, 5G is helping to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic jams.
Will 5G enable remote-controlled robots to revolutionise the building sites of tomorrow? Possibly. 5G fixed wireless access is already contributing to increased efficiency on building sites.
5G is between two and ten times faster than the current download speed on 4G. 5G will make download speeds up to 2 Gbit/s possible initially, with speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s following soon.
5G provides virtually delay-free communication in real time. Thanks to 5G, the response time will fall from the current 25 to 35 milliseconds to just a few milliseconds.
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.
The network is more sustainable with 5G. Transferring 1 MB of data only requires 0.2 watts instead of 5400 watts with 2G.
5G enables decentralised, mobile-connected clouds for applications that provide the required resources with greater agility and flexibility.
Guaranteed network capacities
5G enables guaranteed network capacity (network slicing), for example, for emergency services in the event of a major incident.
The 5G Campus Solution enables Swisscom to provide you with the opportunity to digitise your entire process chain. This provides manufacturing companies with significant efficiency gains and potential for cost savings.
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