Swisscom to Introduce Gigabit LTE in Switzerland Using Ericsson Radio Dot System

Ericsson and Swisscom will now be introducing gigabit connectivity to Swiss consumers, through the deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in Swisscom’s retail stores. This is a big leap toward supplying greater quality coverage and capacity in hard-to-reach places such as garages, elevators and commercial buildings, and delivering a true gigabit experience to all Swisscom subscribers across the entire network.

In Swisscom shops across Switzerland, gigabit speeds were achieved by the Ericsson Radio Dot System, with carrier aggregation over 3 LTE frequency bands, 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM, delivering up to 1.2 Gbps in downlink capacity. The performance delivered in the stores enables Swisscom customers to experience the full capabilities of the latest cellular technology on the market, including smartphones, tablets and SIM cards. By end of 2017, Gigabit LTE will be introduced in 15 Swisscom Shops, with the Bern, Freiburg and Zurich locations already equipped with this speed.

With its Radio Dot System, Ericsson is redefining the concept of indoor small cells with the industry’s most cost-effective and modular high-performance indoor radio system, addressing a wider range of indoor environments with a common solution. The system has been deployed by more than 120 operators in over 70 countries around the world, in venues including airports, hotels, hospitals, shopping malls and office buildings.