The LTE pilot the market leader Swisscom goes into commercial operation. For the start of tomorrow, Thursday online already some LTE-capable smartphones are listed. For over a year, customers can test LTE in certain areas. The pilot was extended in early June of this year, again. The trial period expires at the end of the year.
According to the Swisscom mobile volume of data transferred in the network currently doubling every 16 months. Thanks to LTE and the associated higher capacity Swisscom is the rising demand for data volume requirements.
Through the commercial launch tomorrow, Thursday builds the Swiss mobile communications company’s technology leadership claims to be continued. Swisscom brings LTE Category 4 (= 150 Mbit / s) for now in 26 locations and is in the transmission of the 4G signal on the frequencies 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz. Also informs the Carrier: By the end of 2013, 70% of the Confederates to use the new network. With the rapid expansion the company will reinforce its claim to offer the best mobile network in Switzerland. By 2016, Swisscom invests the equivalent of about € 12.5 billion in the mobile network expansion.
In early November, Swisscom Natel the new one infinity data plans. The voice tariffs have been revised in the summer. Prepaid customers will use LTE until next year may, told media Swisscom spokesman Carsten Roetz with on request of maxwireless.de.
In the aforementioned LTE smartphones is the HTC One XL and the Nokia Lumia 920th Nokia said the beginning of December has arrived in the Swisscom portfolio. Additionally, in the coming days seem the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE. Furthermore offers Swisscom continues to LTE Stick Huawei E398 and do the mobile hotspot ZTE MF91D. For customers with an iPhone 5 or one of the new iPads, Apple will at the appropriate time to release a software update.