sunrise heralds new dawn of mobile broadband

23 Nov 2005

Switzerland’s second largest cellco TDC Switzerland (sunrise) is set to launch mobile broadband services on 1 December. sunrise has built a hybrid 2.5/2.75/3G network based on GPRS, EDGE and UMTS technology, allowing data transmission speeds of up to 384kbps. Its new service will enable post- and pre-paid mobile phone users to download entire MP3 songs and watch a choice of 24 TV channels. The Danish-owned cellco expects the network to cover 98% of Switzerland by next September.