5G Live Networks: Swisscom

Ericsson 5G networks are now switched on in Switzerland - explore the case below

Ericsson 5G is live in Switzerland

On April 17, 2019, Swisscom switched on the first European commercial 5G network, powered 100 percent by Ericsson. Having initially taken its 5G network live in 102 locations in 54 different towns, Swisscom is planning to expand quickly in the major cities, tourist areas and across the countryside, achieving 90 percent nationwide population coverage by the end of 2019 with the help of Ericsson Spectrum Sharing.

Swisscom's deployment strategy

Swisscom's deployment strategy
Swisscom's deployment strategy

The commercial 5G network and related 5G services, are now available in 54 cities and communities in Switzerland, including the following highly populated areas: Zürich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne, Lucerne and Davos. 

Swisscom subscribers with commercial 5G smartphones and routers in covered areas will immediately benefit from high speed, low latency and enhanced mobile broadband, enjoying 5G services including infotainment, gaming, virtual reality, and immersive media experiences.'

 The 5G network also opens up new opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 domain.

Network solutions

Ericsson Swisscom Network solutions

Swisscom has introduced 5G on 3,5 Ghz mid-band, using Massive MIMO technology and NR and LTE carrier aggregation to deliver a superior experience to the early adopters. Swisscom aims to have its 5G network operational all over Switzerland by the end of 2019 – with close to 90 percent nationwide population coverage. This will be achieved by enabling NR on FDD band, with Ericsson Spectrum Sharing software that dynamically shares spectrum between 4G and 5G carriers based on traffic demand. This solution will enable fast nationwide 5G coverage with existing 5G ready Ericsson Radio System radios. 


Nationwide 5G coverage in no time

Swisscom's the goal is to achieve 90 percent 5G coverage before the end of 2019, but how? With the help of Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, they can run 4G and 5G on the same band, using the same hardware. Watch the film to learn more. 

Swisscom's go-to-market strategy

Go to market strategy
Go to market strategy
Go to market strategy

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