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Switching properties to IP

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Switching properties to IP

With traditional fixed network technology now outdated, Swisscom is planning to switch to modern IP technology by the end of 2017. The old telephony infrastructure will be gradually decommissioned from 2018. Customers who have not yet switched to an IP product by then will be helped to do so by Swisscom. This may lead to modifications in the cabling and installations in larger properties. Lift telephones, alarm systems and building services will also be affected by the switch and need to be checked for their IP compatibility. Real estate managers and owners should formulate a plan of action well in advance and involve the owners and tenants of their properties. 

Frequently asked questions

Which connections are affected?

The traditional connections used in fixed network telephony are affected by the switch to IP. In larger properties, lift telephones, alarm systems and building services that communicate using the fixed network need to be checked for their IP compatibility.

As a real estate manager or owner, what must I do?

  • Create an inventory of all systems that communicate using traditional fixed network connections (lift telephones, alarm systems, building services etc.).
  • Get tenders from suppliers
  • Clarify the budget
  • Go ahead with the switch in good time

What do I need to think about for new buildings and renovations?

  • In the course of any new-build or renovation projects, it makes sense to install modern cabling and incorporate plans to upgrade lift telephones, alarm systems and building services.
  • Modification work can be smoother and more cost-efficient if the procedures are well planned in advance.

What will the switch cost?

The costs will depend on the solution you choose. Swisscom is financing the investment for switching its networks and exchanges but the costs for switching building infrastructures will be met by the owners.

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