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Swisscom testing LTE in Switzerland

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Switzerland's telecom service provider Swisscom is currently testing the LTE in Grenchen.  According to the company statement, LTE is to be added to the Swisscom mobile network at the earliest in 2011. 

Between now and the end of 2010, Swisscom also plans to increase transmission speeds throughout its HSPA network to 7.2 Mbps. At around 500 mobile sites equipped with HSPA+, transmission speeds as high as 21 Mbps are supported.

To gain more practical experience with LTE, Swisscom launched a series of laboratory tests in April of this year, and since September has been running a pilot test in Grenchen in the canton of Solothurn. Swisscom will decide on its next course of action concerning network expansion once the pilot test is completed at the end of 2010.

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Do we know which vendors are they testing?
What about the services (voice, Internet, VPN, mobility)?
Did they have any pilot based on WiMAX before?

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