Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC has completed the transition of its mobile customers from Salt to Swisscom.
Over the last few days, all of UPC’s mobile customers have been migrated from the Salt mobile network to that of Swisscom, according to the Liberty Global subsidiary.
With the move, announced in January 2018, UPC wants to bring broader coverage and more reliability to its mobile services. Through the combination of its own fibre-optic network with Swisscom’s mobile network, the company is now the only operator in Switzerland able to offer top connectivity speed for both fixed-line and mobile customers across its entire footprint, stresses UPC.
“We are focusing on bringing more value to our residential and business customers,” said Severina Pascu, CEO of UPC. “The new mobile network complements and enhances our propositions by providing our customers the best means to stream and to stay connected in the home and outside the home.”
The switch took place automatically. Customers continue to use the same UPC SIM card and there are no changes to the subscriptions for current mobile customers.
Along with the switch, UPC plans to refresh its mobile portfolio and to offer Switzerland’s most attractive mobile packages. More information on this will follow soon, according to the company.
Notably, despite the collaboration in the mobile network business, UPC and Swisscom remain fierce competitors for triple play customers (TV, internet, fixed-line telephony) on their cable and IPTV networks.