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Now throughout Switzerland.

96% coverage

The best network.
5G across Switzerland.

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 1/2020

 

Mobile network expansion

To ensure we always offer the best network in all regions, we are constantly expanding capacity and coverage in the cities, in the countryside and everywhere in between. Technology neutral with 3G, 4G and 5G. And convergent with our fibre-optic network. Find out more from Swisscom Trainer Marcel in the video.

The benefits of 5G

 

Surfing speed

5G will make download speeds 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 download speeds on 4G 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 News

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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.

FAQ

Here you will find the most important answers for 5G.


When will 5G be available in my area?

Swisscom is rolling out 5G throughout Switzerland (for over 90% of the population). Current coverage can be seen in these maps.


Is my smartphone compatible with 5G?


Will the Internet Booster support 5G?


What are the benefits of 5G?


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


What’s the difference between 5G and 5G+?


Why can’t I get reception on my 5G smartphone everywhere in Switzerland?


Why is the speed slow even though the 5G symbol is displayed?


Mobile
telephony
and health

Bye Bye 2G

 


Mobile technologies

5G

The latest mobile telephony standard currently offers speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s.

4G+/LTE Advanced

4G+/LTE Advanced enables a theoretical bandwidth of up to 700 Mbit/s on the mobile phone network. Speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s are already available to 90% of the Swiss population and 72% can access speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s.

4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution)

4G/LTE is the successor to 3G technology. It represents the fourth generation of mobile technology. 4G currently enables mobile broadband data rates of up to 150 Mbit/s.

3G

3G is the third generation of mobile technology and includes UMTS, HSPA und HSPA+. 3G enables speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s and covers 99% of the Swiss population.

2G

2G is the second generation of mobile technology that is being phased out by the end of 2020 after more than 25 years. It includes mobile technology such as GPRS, EDGE and GSM.

Carrier aggregation (frequency bundling)

Carrier aggregation is a way of increasing the data rate per user by connecting several frequency blocks together. It means a much larger number of users can use a radio cell simultaneously with higher speeds.

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution)

EDGE is a feature of the second mobile technology generation and is being phased out by the end of 2020 after more than 25 years. EDGE enables data transfer speeds of up to 256 kbit/s.

GPRS

La rete GPRS appartiene alla seconda generazione di telefonia mobile e sarà disattivata entro la fine del 2020, dopo più di 25 anni di servizio. Sulla GPRS era possibile raggiungere velocità di trasmissione da 30 a 40 kbit/s.

GSM-Net (Global System for Mobile Communications)

GSM is a global digital mobile telephony standard within the second mobile technology generation and is being phased out by the end of 2020 after more than 25 years. As well as voice and data transmission, it supported services such as SMS and international roaming.

HSPA (High Speed Packet Access)

HSPA is a further development of the UMTS mobile telephony standard. HSPA allows a much greater number of customers than was possible with UMTS to use a radio cell at the same time and at a constantly high speed. A transfer rate of up to 14.4 Mbit/s is supported by HSPA.

HSPA+

HSPA+, also known as HSPA Evolution, is the expansion of HSPA for locations experiencing regularly high customer demand. Each radio cell offers a transmission capacity of up to 21 Mbit/s.

UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)

UMTS is a third-generation international mobile telephony standard that combines mobile multimedia and voice services. Speeds of up to 384 kbit/s are possible with UMTS.