Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee said in an interview with the media at the recent MWC that 5G network will be launched later this month, covering more than 150 towns cities/villages across Switzerland.
Sunrise 5G deployment is progressing smoothly and is the first 5G pioneer in Switzerland, said Olaf.
As an active explorer of new mobile technologies, Sunrise has been advancing the early commercialization of 5G in Switzerland. As early as December 2017, Sunrise completed new business demonstration based on 5G end-to-end network with Huawei, including virtual reality, panoramic video live broadcast, and 12-channel ultra-high definition video. In the 3.5GHz band, the downlink throughput rate reached 3.28Gbps; in June 2018, Switzerland, Sunrise completed the first end-to-end 5G standard network deployment, and in November, deployed the standard 5G network in the Swiss ski resort Laax. At present, Sunrise is rapidly deploying 5G networks for 150 cities/villages in Switzerland, which will be released in March this year.
5G will further enhance the user experience of Sunrise network, and provide more innovative services, including the provision of 5G Air Fiber with 1 Gbps for home broadband access services, and 4K, 3D video services. With 5G, Sunrise will further enhance its competitiveness in the enterprise B2B market and provide enterprises with more flexible and powerful communication services.
Huawei, a strategic partner of Sunrise, provides end to end innovative 5G commercial solution, including radio access network, transport network and core network.