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The best possible network for our customers: we are massively expanding our fixed network throughout the rural and urban areas of the whole of Switzerland by providing a mixture of fibre-optic technologies, such as FTTH, FTTB, FTTS as well as vectoring.
Switzerland benefits from infrastructure competition between Swisscom, cable network operators and now also electricity suppliers that are setting up their own fibre-optic networks. Swisscom welcomes and will face up to this sustainable competition, focusing on cooperations in connection with the introduction of fibre-optics in cabling work and in-house cabling.
Swisscom already provides over 1.1 million homes and businesses with ultra-high-speed broadband. The company aims to increase this to 85% of all connections by 2020. To do this, a mixture of fibre-optic technologies will be used, such as FTTH, FTTS, FTTB and vectoring. Swisscom invests approx. CHF 1.75 billion into its network and the associated IT systems every year for this very purpose.