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October 15, 2019
ZURICH -- Recently, Sunrise and Huawei jointly announced 5G indoor deployments in multiple venues including Sunrise shops, hotels and an exhibition hall. This is the first batch of commercial 5G indoor networks in Switzerland and Europe using Huawei 5G LampSite solution.
In 5G era, indoor scenarios are highly important as indoor 5G will serve not only personal usages but also many vertical industry use cases. With the aim to provide the best 5G experience, Sunrise’s strategy is to build up a 5G system based on the cutting-edge technologies and future-proof architectures. Transitioning from traditional DAS to state-of-the-art DIS (digital indoor system) is the first step while planning for multi-operator availability to improve investment efficiency is the next step in the near future.
In May, Sunrise started 5G deployments in Sunrise Shops when 5G was officially launched in Switzerland. Customers are now able to try out 1Gb/s ultra-fast speeds and multiple 5G services in Sunrise Shops when they switch to 5G. In October, the 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum was held in Zurich. Sunrise and Huawei jointly deployed 5G in Zurich Marriott hotel, Holiday Inn hotel and Zurich exhibition hall using Huawei 5G LampSite solution. With the empowerment of 5G indoor network, global attendees enjoyed supreme 5G experiences at the hotel and many innovative applications such as cloud gaming, cloud VR during the MBBF event. 5G LampSite, which features digital headend “pRRU” and IT cabling, is easy to install and ready for long-term evolution. It has been and will continue to serve as an integral part to Sunrise’s 5G network.
Michael Martin, director of Radio Transport & Service Management of Sunrise, said: “5G will bring huge benefits to society. As the 5G leading operator in Switzerland, Sunrise aims to provide best 5G experience to our customers and generate new business for enterprises. Since a big portion of traffic is naturally happening indoor, we are very happy to be able to deploy Huawei LampSite solution in order to provide supreme 5G service indoor.”
Marvin Chen, president of Huawei DIS product line, said: “Sunrise is a 5G pioneer in Switzerland and Europe. The 5G LampSite deployments in exhibition hall and hotels in Zurich are a powerful showcase that indoor 5G is becoming part of main strategy of operators. We hope to work closely with Sunrise to pave the way to 5G innovation in various verticals and scenarios.”
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