Sunrise launches 5G across Switzerland

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Sunrise has launched 5G services across 150 cities/villages across Switzerland by providing 5G high bandwidth Internet to its customers.

Sunrise now provides more than 150 cities/villages with between 80% and 98% local population coverage as part of its 5G for People strategy.

The company is planning to launch 5G offers for residential and business customers in due course of time.

“Sunrise will enable high-bandwidth Internet in Switzerland thanks to 5G. In the digital age, residential and business customers alike need fast Internet with speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s. But in many places, customers are waiting in vain due to a lack of fiber optic connections. With 5G for People we are filling this gap, e.g. in Unterkulm (AG), where the first Sunrise 5G pioneer switched on his Sunrise Internet Box 5G and can now use “fiber through the air”, which is ten times faster than fixed networks. 5G for People is closing the digital divide in Switzerland and making Switzerland Europe’s pioneer in digital infrastructures,” says Olaf Swantee, CEO, Sunrise.

5G coverage and the Sunrise Internet Box 5G are needed for customers to benefit from 5G high-bandwidth Internet. Selected Sunrise 5G pioneers have been provided with a Sunrise Internet Box 5G exclusively and free of charge as an introductory offer. PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones simply connect to the Sunrise Internet Box 5G via WiFi at home or in the office and surfing at 5G speeds can begin.

Quality measures already show that customers will initially benefit from Internet speeds of several hundred Mbps. As the rollout of the 5G network continues and further offers are added, bandwidths will continuously reach fiber-like speeds of 1 Gbit/s.

With Sunrise now providing more than 150 cities/villages across Switzerland with 5G, Switzerland is Europe’s 5G leader. No other country in Europe reaches so many cities/villages with the latest digital infrastructure. Furthermore, Switzerland is among the 5G pioneers at a global level with South Korea, Japan, the USA and China.

 

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