Swisscom Extends Contract with Ericsson to Elevate Mobile Network into Smart Network

Swisscom has announced a three-year extension of its partnership with Ericsson in a move aimed at bolstering its mobile network infrastructure.
Smartphone user in SwitzerlandThe renewed collaboration will see Swisscom procuring hardware and software from Ericsson to further enhance its mobile network operations across Switzerland. Ericsson does not reveal the size of the mobile network contract with Swisscom.

The partnership seeks to elevate customer experience while prioritizing sustainability initiatives. Over the next three years, Swisscom aims to leverage Ericsson’s technology to modernize its network infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on implementing sustainable practices and improving operational efficiency.

Gerd Niehage, Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) at Swisscom, stated that the new contract not only reaffirms Swisscom’s commitment to delivering superior customer experiences but also underscores its dedication to sustainability and innovation.

Daniel Leimbach, Head of Customer Unit Western Europe at Ericsson, emphasized the goal of transforming Switzerland’s mobile network into a smart infrastructure, setting new industry standards for efficiency and innovation.

As part of this strategic partnership, Swisscom aims to position its network as one of the most efficient and sustainable mobile networks globally. The companies have pledged to power Swisscom’s network with renewable energy and have initiated an Energy Sustainability Programme to optimize energy consumption in mobile communications systems.

Collaboration between Ericsson and Swisscom employees in mixed teams will drive innovation and project development for continuous network enhancement. This close cooperation not only enhances the competitive edge of both companies but also reinforces their commitment to customer-centric solutions.

Through this extended partnership, Swisscom and Ericsson are poised to revolutionize Switzerland’s mobile network landscape, ushering in a new era of connectivity characterized by sustainability, innovation, and unparalleled customer experience.