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Swisscom sponsors the Social Summit and the Geneva 2000 forum

29 June 2000

L"assemblea generale straordinaria delle Nazioni Unite, che fa seguito al vertice mondiale per lo sviluppo sociale, e il Forum pubblico Geneva 2000 hanno luogo a Ginevra sino al 30 giugno e riuniscono circa 6000 persone (capi di stato, ministri, membri delle delegazioni ufficiali, giornalisti accreditati e membri dello staff organizzativo). In veste di sponsor ufficiale, Swisscom ha messo a disposizione di questo effimero villaggio mondiale oltre 360 linee telefoniche supplementari, collegamenti in fibra ottica per le trasmissioni TV e 132 indirizzi Internet. Swisscom, che è già fornitore di servizi globali di telecomunicazione della sede europea dell"ONU, fornisce un contributo decisivo alla riuscita di questo avvenimento planetario.

The 500 journalists at the extraordinary general assembly of the United Nations, which is currently being held in Geneva, will benefit exclusively from more than 200 temporary phone lines (half of which are digital ISDN lines) which have been installed at the press centre. Two direct Internet access lines via the Swisscom IP-Plus network and two fibre optic lines for TV transmission between the Palais des Nations and Geneva´s international conference centre round off the facilities available to the world´s press. Sixty other additional lines have been installed at the UNO´s official press centre.

The other participants at the Social Summit and Geneva 2000 forum have also been supplied with considerable additional telecommunications facilities. Around 100 phone lines, 30 fax lines and machines and 132 Internet addresses have been temporarily added to the existing infrastructure. Mobile telephony facilities, mobile coverage and WAP access have been augmented for the General Assembly and the Geneva 2000 forum.

More than 40 specialist from Swisscom Geneva have been working since March 2000 on setting up this vital temporary infrastructure within the required deadline. Swisscom, together with the federal government, local government, and the city of Geneva, had an important role as official sponsor in projecting Switzerland´s image on the international stage. This demonstration of our ability to meet extraordinary requirements only strengthens our image as market leader in the eyes of the general public, our customers, our staff and our shareholders.

Berne, 29 June 2000

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