LTE network reaches third of population

5 Apr 2013

Switzerland’s largest telco by subscribers, Swisscom has announced that it has expanded the footprint of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to 159 locations, from 26 in November last year, when it commercially launched the platform. The infrastructure now covers some 35% of the population, and Swisscom claims that around 300,000 subscribers currently use 4G-compatible smartphones, enabling them to ‘benefit directly from the higher capacity, greater speed and shorter reaction times of the new network.’ The incumbent is looking to expand coverage to 70% by the end of 2013 and plans to invest CHF1.5 billion (USD1.59 billion) in its mobile network up to 2017.

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