The future is now.
Swisscom has been changing over analogue telephony to the Internet Protocol (IP) since 2013. By the end of 2017 more than 90 per cent of all customers were enjoying the many benefits of the new technology. The first communities have completely changed over, and whole regions will now follow step by step. The future is now: Switzerland is set to enjoy the new possibilities unlocked by digitisation.
Private customers: Since the beginning of 2018, the first communities have already switched to IP. By the end of 2018, all regions will have switched completely to IP.
Business customers: Since mid-2018, the first four major regions have been converted for business customers. In the remaining regions, smaller business customers will switch completely to IP by the end of March 2019. Larger business customers will have switched to IP by the end of September 2019.
The changeover to All IP began in 2013, aimed at letting the majority of customers enjoy the new technology by the end of 2017. Currently, more than 90% of customers communicate via All IP. The remaining customers are being changed over completely region by region.
The changeover to All IP puts Switzerland at the forefront of technological trends worldwide. All IP is the basis for digitisation in Switzerland; it enhances the business community’s capacity for innovation and competitiveness, and also offers residential customers many benefits.
Business customers benefit from leaner processes with All IP.
Businesses benefit from new communication possibilities.
Cost management in businesses will be hugely simplified.
IP telephony offers far better sound quality.
The name of the caller is displayed with IP telephony.
IP telephony lets you block unwanted advertising calls.
The changeover to All IP also offers environmental benefits. In the first quarter of 2018 alone 30 tons of material were recycled, including large quantities of valuable materials like copper, aluminium and precious metals. All IP reduces exchange electricity consumption by up to 20 per cent.
We can give residential customers one-to-one advice about how to switch their fixed network telephones to IP. It is usually just a case of connecting the telephone cable with the new router that we provide. We recommend that small and medium sized enterprises use the switch to check their communications infrastructure and exploit the potential for All IP as effectively as possible. Our All IP experts are available to provide further information to any business customers.
As well as your conventional fixed-line telephone, the switch to IP affects many other applications that communicate via the traditional fixed network connection. You can find out more about switching specialist applications to IP here.