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Press Release -- February 26th, 2019
Source: Huawei
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Switzerland’s first 5G, Sunrise 5G will start commercial in March

[Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2019]On the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, during the Day0 5G forum held by Huawei, Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee said in an interview with the media that Sunrise 5G is progressing smoothly and is the first 5G pioneer in Switzerland. 5G network will be launched soon in March this year, covering more than 150 towns cities/villages across Switzerland.

Sunrise CEO gave speech at Huawei Day 0 5G Forum

As an active explorer of new mobile technologies, Sunrise has been advancing the early commercialization of 5G in Switzerland. As early as December 2017, Sunrise completed new business demonstration based on 5G end-to-end network with Huawei, including virtual reality, panoramic video live broadcast, and 12-channel ultra-high definition video. In the 3.5GHz band, the downlink throughput rate reached 3.28Gbps; in June 2018, Switzerland, Sunrise completed the first end-to-end 5G standard network deployment, and in November, deployed the standard 5G network in the Swiss ski resort Laax. At present, Sunrise is rapidly deploying 5G networks for 150 cities/villages in Switzerland, which will be released in March this year.

5G will further enhance the user experience of Sunrise network, and provide more innovative services, including the provision of 5G Air Fiber with 1 Gbps for home broadband access services, and 4K, 3D video services. With 5G, Sunrise will further enhance its competitiveness in the enterprise B2B market and provide enterprises with more flexible and powerful communication services.

Huawei, a strategic partner of Sunrise, provides end to end innovative 5G commercial solution, including radio access network, transport network and core network.

CEO Olaf Swantee said that "With Huawei’s innovative 5G solution and global hands-on 5G deployment experience, we are strongly confident to provide best user experience to our customers and become No.1 5G provider in Switzerland."

MWC 2019 runs from February 25 to February 28 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei showcases its products and solutions at booth 1H50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, the Innovation City zone in Hall 4, booth 7C21 and 7C31 in Hall 7. For more information, please visit carrier.huawei.com/en/events/mwc2019

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