With 800000 5g sites, more than 200 million 5g users and more than 5000 innovative applications in 5g industry, China’s 5g construction and application will undoubtedly lead the world. However, “stones from other mountains can attack jade”. 5g development in other countries in the world also has many bright spots. While being proud of 5g “China speed”, we might as well turn our attention to them.

As we all know, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world, and its economic freedom, innovation ability and other indicators are also among the highest in the world. In the 5g field, Switzerland has also set a benchmark in Europe, becoming the first group of countries to make good use of 5g, and taking the lead in network indicators and application innovation, which is largely due to the positive actions of its operator sunrise. Third party evaluations such as IHS rootmetrics and connect show that sunrise has the best 5g network in Switzerland and even Europe; In the COVID-19 sweeping the world, its network has also withstood the test of the surge of traffic.

Best 5g network in Switzerland

In April 2019, sunrise officially launched 5g commercial services with the assistance of its partner Huawei, becoming the first 5g service provider in Switzerland and the first in the world. Since then, sunrise has always firmly occupied a leading position in terms of coverage and network performance.

Long before the spectrum auction, sunrise launched 5g deployment. Grassel said that its 5g network adopts 100MHz 3.5GHz if spectrum and some 700MHz low-frequency spectrum deployment. At present, it has covered more than 90% of the population of Switzerland with a rate of 2gbps.

“If you use a 5g enabled mobile phone to access, our 5g network will bring you the best user experience in Switzerland.” He said benchmarks from third-party agencies also proved this. IHS rootmetrics recently evaluated the 5g networks of three major operators in Switzerland, namely Swedish Telecom, sunrise and salt, focusing on the real user experience. Sunrise took the lead in key indicators such as maximum rate, average rate, delay and 600MB video download time.

Coincidentally, the latest test results released by the authoritative European Communication publication connect and umlaut (formerly P3 group) also show that sunrise has the fastest and most reliable 5g network in Switzerland and has reached the “outstanding” comprehensive score for five consecutive times.

Focus is the only way to succeed

The reason why we can achieve such remarkable results is that concentration is a decisive factor. Glaser said that the investment in telecommunications infrastructure is actually a typical business case, especially in Switzerland, which attaches great importance to quality. From the beginning, sunrise has been committed to building high-quality infrastructure. On the other hand, in terms of investment, the operator also focused on 5g, “we think this is an investment in the future”.

As a result, sunrise’s high-speed and stable 5g service has been widely welcomed by individual, family and enterprise customers in Switzerland, and won a large market share, especially in the field of 5gtob. In the capital market, its share price has also experienced substantial growth in the past year.

In 2020, the sudden COVID-19 has greatly affected people’s life and production. In the surge of voice and data traffic caused by population mobility restrictions, the importance of reliable mobile and fixed network connection is highlighted, while sunrise’s network has withstood the test without any network interruption.

“In Switzerland, the epidemic is beginning to make people understand that having the most advanced telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. And it will also promote government officials to provide better support for our deployment of networks.” Said Glaser.

Boost economic recovery with 5gtob innovation

At present, not only Switzerland, but also governments all over the world take recovering from the epidemic as the primary option, and digital technology represented by 5g is an important and even core part of economic recovery.

“Many people, especially industry partners, have shown great interest in 5g and hope to take advantage of this new technology and its related capabilities, not only in terms of network connectivity, but also 5g based solutions.” Glaser said sunrise was working with industry partners to help them provide such solutions.

In fact, since the 5g commercial launch, sunrise has carried out a series of 5gtob business innovations while expanding its coverage and optimizing its network, and made full exploration in agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, retail, sports, services and other industries, thus greatly expanding the business boundary. In October 2019, the operator also established the first 5g joint innovation center in Europe, which is committed to developing 5g applications for the private sector and the business community and helping Switzerland build a 5g ecosystem.

For example, in the field of smart agriculture, agroscope, an agricultural research capability center located in turgao, uses the 5g application jointly developed with sunrise to help herdsmen improve the milk yield of dairy cows and track their feeding behavior, so as to ensure that livestock are in the best health and achieve the highest yield. In the field of intelligent manufacturing, GF machining solutions deployed sunrise’s 5g network in its plant in birr, Switzerland, making continuous production possible and laying the foundation for the development of the plant in the future.

In the new year, the executive said that sunrise’s focus is still to improve coverage, provide high-quality networks for all Swiss people, and will try to introduce an independent networking architecture.

According to the data from the Swiss Telecommunication Union (asut), 5g will increase 137000 jobs and create an output value of 42.4 billion Swiss francs by 2030. From Elma Glaser’s sharing, we can see that whether it is to release 5g dividends or occupy an advantageous position in the competition, the network has always been the cornerstone of 5g business success. Early start-up, firm investment and innovation have created sunrise’s leading pattern in 5g field. For other operators, sunrise’s successful experience is worth learning from.

Responsible editor: GT

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