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Alps and IP telephony



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    Teamwork for Switzerland

Migrating from traditional fixed-network to IP telephony poses a major challenge for alpine farms and chalets in Switzerland. As electricity is now an essential prerequisite for IP telephony, Swisscom has teamed up with alpine associations in a partnership to ensure communication and the necessary electricity supply to remote locations.


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Between tradition and modernity

The former Swiss wrestling king Nöldi Forrer manages the balancing act between tradition and modernity in his profession as a master cheese maker. He produces his "Königschäs" with the help of the most modern technology but remains true to his old traditional recipe. A computer-controlled cheese turner or the sale in the online shop have long been part of everyday life. What other advantages does digitalization offer him and other alpine farms?


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Alpine farms and commercial chalets depend on reliable communications to keep their businesses going. Depending on the location, different access technologies are used, including fixed-network broadband (DSL), mobile-based “Wireless Home Connection” (WHC) or satellite-based (SAT) solutions.