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Press release

Swisscom reducing interconnection charges

30 September 2003

Since 1998 Swisscom has been offering cost-oriented interconnection charges that have been calculated according to the LRIC method since the year 2000. The new cost calculations for 2004 will result in price reductions of up to 13% depending on the service offered. The prices contain only the relevant interconnection costs and no profits. The method used by Swisscom is based on international findings and experience.

The interconnection prices (for details see the table at the end of this press release) vary according to service and usage. Based on the effective traffic distribution (standard rate 40%, off-peak rate 60%) and an average call duration of four minutes, the average price of regional termination for 2004 amounts to 1.14 centimes per minute.

 

Current interconnection charges (in centimes):

 

Standard rate

Off-peak rate

 Average

Traffic distribution

 38%

 62%

 100%

Regional termination      
Price per minute

 1,59

 0,80

 1,10

Call Setup

 1,14

 0,57

 0,79

Price per minute for four-minute call

 1,88

 0,94

 1,30

National termination      
Price per minute

 2,54

 1,27

 1,75

Call Setup

 1,61

 0,80

 1,11

Price per minute for four-minute call

 2,94

 1,47

 2,03

 

Charges as per Swisscom LRIC offer (in centimes) from 1 January 2004:

 

Standard rate

Off-peak rate

 Average

Traffic distribution

 40%

 60%

 100%

Regional termination      
Price per minute

 1,37

 0,69

 0,96

Call Setup

 1,03

 0,51

 0,72

Price per minute for four-minute call

 1,63

 0,82

 1,14

National termination      
Price per minute

 2,31

 1,16

 1,62

Call Setup

 1,37

 0,69

 0,96

Price per minute for four-minute call

 2,65

 1,33

 1,86


Berne, 30. September 2003

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Media Relations
3050 Bern

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