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UPC Switzerland switches from Salt to Swisscom

UPC SwitzerlandLiberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland is to use Swisscom’s mobile network to provide mobile services, switching from the network of alternative provider Salt.

The company, which has a mobile base of about 100,000 users on the Salt network, said that the change would see its customers benefit from Swisscom’s highly-rated network and would enable it to expand its presence in the country’s mobile market.

UPC Switzerland launched mobile services in 2015, initially with Orange’s network, which subsequently rebranded as Salt. Salt will remain UPC’s mobile network operator partners until the switchover, which is expected early next year.

UPC will continue to take charge of all customers services.

“Good is not good enough for our customers. And so we are delighted that we will be able to offer our attractive Mobile products with one of the best Swiss mobile networks (as rated in the Connect test) from early 2019,” said Eric Tveter, UPC’s CEO.

“Our goal is to continue playing a leading role in the Swiss telecommunications market in the long term. By selecting this provider we are reinforcing this claim in the area of Mobile. Our superior superfast fibre optic Internet network combined with this new partnership in mobile creates the best overall telecommunications network throughout Switzerland.”

Tveter said that Swisscom would offer customers “the best possible package for connectivity and entertainment” and that the company would “continue to launch subscriptions that are unique in Switzerland, such as the still unrivalled offer with EU roaming included, while at the same time increasing the quality of the network coverage”.