Sunrise and Huawei jointly announce first 5G smartphone in Switzerland

Via Huawei Corporate News

May 8, 2019

Sunrise and Huawei jointly announced 5G Smartphone in Switzerland. Sunrise shops are the only place customers can see and test the Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) and starting with the shop at the Ambassador House which is covered with Huawei 5G indoor solution. This is a new milestone for Sunrise in 5G,firstly to provide 5G Smartphone service for its customers in Switzerland.

Huawei launches its Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) in Switzerland as one of the first countries worldwide with Sunrise. The 5G smartphone sales start on 2nd May. Customers can order 5G smartphones on the Sunrise website and in all Sunrise Shops. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) costs CHF 997 and Sunrise Freedom mobile subscription customers (and Sunrise Freedom Young) with unlimited data volume can benefit from the latest mobile generation with the Sunrise 5G option for CHF 10.- per month.

With the support of Huawei 5G E2E network products and commercial terminals, Sunrise is first on 5G in Switzerland, covering more than 173 cities / locations with 5G since the beginning of April. Sunrise continues to drive its 5G network rollout and plans to have 5G coverage in all regions by the end of the year. From 2nd May a coverage checker will show where 5G is available.

By making the whole of Switzerland a true world leader in 5G, Sunrise believes the people of Switzerland will benefit - not just in terms of industry productivity, but also lifestyle improvements such as the increased possibility of remote working, reducing both transportation time and cost.

"We launched the first 5G network in Switzerland. The first selected customers have been using the Sunrise Internet Box 5G for 5G high-bandwidth Internet at their home or place of work since the beginning of April. Now we are the first operator to launch 5G smartphones including Huawei Mate 20 X (5G). Sunrise is the 5G pioneer and we are driving 5G forward," says Olaf Swantee, CEO of Sunrise.

Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei 5G Product Line, said:“ 5G global commercial deployment has started in 2019. Huawei has developed the most powerful, simple, and intelligent 5G network technologies. We are willing to support Sunrise and other strategic partners worldwide to provide 5G services to people with faster speeds, lower latency, and more secure connections.”

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