BERNE, Switzerland -- From today, Swisscom customers can also surf the Web at high speed on their mobile devices in other parts of Europe. Swisscom is the first Swiss telecoms provider to enable roaming in neighbouring France on the 4G/LTE network. This means that Swisscom customers not only benefit from the best 4G/LTE coverage in Switzerland, but can also already use high-speed data connections with their 4G/LTE-compatible smartphones in eight countries. Swisscom is also slashing its roaming fees in 20 countries from early December.
Swisscom already provides coverage with the new, fast 4G/LTE mobile data transfer technology in more than 60% of Switzerland. To enable its customers to also surf the Web at high speed when abroad, Swisscom is signing contracts with foreign mobile network companies as soon as they offer 4G/LTE roaming. Most recently, Swisscom’s customers were granted access to the 4G/LTE network of Swisscom’s French partner, Bouygues Telecom. As early as last June, Swisscom customers were able to use their LTE-compatible mobile phone to surf the Web at bandwidths of up to 150 Mbps while travelling abroad. Swisscom concluded the very first intercontinental 4G/LTE roaming agreement between Europe and Asia with South Korea. In July 2013, it then signed the first 4G/LTE roaming contract between Europe and North America. Swisscom currently offers 4G/LTE roaming in the following countries: France, South Korea, Canada, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Singapore and Japan. Swisscom therefore offers the best mobile coverage in Switzerland and abroad.
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