CHIP completed a number of different tests throughout Switzerland over several weeks. Swisscom came top in every category: ‘5G’, ‘Internet’, ‘Telephony’ and ‘Long-distance trains’. The 5G network was a particular focus of this year’s tests. For the first time, CHIP exclusively tested smartphones with activated 5G for the test criteria 5G performance and availability. Swisscom won the category ‘best 5G network’ by a wide margin.
In its report, CHIP stated: “The results of our test clearly show that Swisscom has the best network in Switzerland with a score of 1.1, which is hard to beat in the German grading system, where 1.0 is the highest possible score and 6.0 the lowest. Not only that, Swisscom also came top in all sub-categories. It has the best mobile Internet and best network for telephony, and won our special award for long-distance trains and the new 5G technology, achieving a top score of 1.0 in this category. This top rating is well deserved because Swisscom also scores highly in international comparison with networks in Germany and Austria, offering the fastest average download speeds in German-speaking countries and the fewest errors.”