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Swisscom AG — provider telecommunication and IT services with the headquarters in Switzerland.



Session of wireless data transmission through 5G networks using technology of distribution of a range together with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson

The important stage in promotion of technologies 5G was reached in Switzerland on October 31, 2019. This day the first session of wireless data transmission using runtime allocation of a range (DSS) through 5G network was successfully held. On November 15, 2019 the Qualcomm Technologies company which participated in this event together with Ericsson and Swisscom reported about it. Read more here.

Start of a 5G network — the first in Europe

On April 10, 2019 Swisscom  announced start as the operator claims, the Europe's first commercial network of fifth generation (5G).

For implementation of the Swisscom project by this involved in cooperation of the company Oppo and LG (provided mobile devices for connection to a 5G networks), Askey and WNC (unrolled infrastructure) and also Qualcomm (the developer of a 5G components).

In May, 2018 Swisscom will begin sales of the Oppo Reno smartphones  of a 5G and LG of V50 ThinQ 5G which cost will be about $1000 and $1100 respectively.

The Europe's first commercial 5G network earned

The senior vice president of Qualcomm and the head of the European division of the company Enrico Salvatori noted that "a 5G now and in Europe, the technology is ready to enrich significantly our life". He also added that the network was put into commercial operation for a year before the planned terms.

Swisscom notes that the 5G will provide huge jump in the speed of the Internet not only for mobile devices. The technology will facilitate implementation of intelligent city devices, such as "smart" lamppost which will be able to measure air quality, or the sensor on the road which is capable to transfer data on traffic jams to command center quickly. By April 10, 2019 subscribers of Swisscom can download data in a 5G - networks at a speed up to 2 Gbps.

Start of a 5G network will allow to open new revolutionary opportunities, including almost instant access to cloud services, purchases in augmented reality, multiplayer cloud games, joint work in real time and many other things — Qualcomm stated, commenting on partnership with Swisscom.

According to forecasts of Ericsson, by 2024 the 5G network will be covered by territories in which 40% of the world population live, and the number of connections to them will exceed 1.5 billion[1]