Swisscom Adds LTE-A to its Network into Two Locations
Published on: 24th Jun 2014
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Switzerland's Swisscom has become the first mobile network provider in the country to roll out LTE A services. The new LTE technology has been undergoing tests in the Swisscom lab since February 2014, and has now been rolled out on the network side in Berne and Lausanne railway stations and from the beginning of July it will also be available in the cities of Berne and Biel Bienne.
Under optimal conditions the new technology will even allow speeds as high as 300 Mbps. The first devices that permit the use of the higher data transmission speeds will become available from autumn 2014.
Following the mobile frequency switchover (announced by the Federal Office of Communications) in summer 2014, Swisscom will expand the mobile network to cope with the new transmission speed on an ongoing basis and plans to extend it to the cities of Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Lugano and Basel.