The operator expanded its 5G network coverage in 262 cities, towns, and villages across Switzerland
Sunrise has expanded its 5G network coverage in 262 cities, towns, and villages across Switzerland. The company states its 5G service can provide a top speed of up to 2 Gbps to at least 80% of the population. With Huawei’s “LampSites” solution, Sunrise is ensuring powerful 5G coverage inside buildings. Currently, eight Sunrise Shops already have this type of 5G connection. Sunrise launched commercial 5G services on April 4, 2019, with initial coverage of 150 cities and towns. The network uses spectrum in the 700MHz and 2.4GHz-2.5GHz frequency bands.
The largest operator in terms of subscriptions, Swisscom, turned on in April as well its 5G network in 54 cities and communities, including Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne, and Lucerne. The company said it wants to cover 90% nationwide population coverage by the end of 2019.
Swisscom won spectrum in the 700 MHz, 1400 MHz, and 3500 MHz frequency bands in February this year.
Finally, the third operator, Salt, plans to begin the rollout of its 5G network in the third quarter of 2019. The company has spectrum in the 700MHz, 1400MHz, and 3500 MHz frequency bands as well.