Swiss cable operator UPC will change the mobile network it uses for its mobile services by moving from Orange to Swisscom.
As a result, UPC customers will be able to continue benefiting not only from attractive offers, but also from an “outstanding” mobile network (as rated in the test by Connect magazine) with exceptional coverage throughout Switzerland, according to the Liberty Global subsidiary.
The switchover is expected to take place in early 2019. UPC has been using the mobile network of Salt, belonging to Orange, since 2015, providing services to more than 100,000 customers who have opted for a mobile tariff.
“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,” said Eric Tveter, CEO of UPC. “Our superior superfast fibre-optic internet network combined with this new partnership in mobile creates the best overall telecommunications network throughout Switzerland.”
“In future, we will also 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,” added Tveter.
The decision to switch mobile networks was made as part of a tender process in which Swisscom “made us an extremely attractive offer”, according to UPC. Until the transfer to the Swisscom network, Salt will remain UPC’s mobile network operator partner. UPC will automatically switch over to the new network – customers do not need to do anything.