01 April 2004
Over 500,000 accesses were successfully migrated to the higher throughput rates. Only in 0.5% of cases was migration not possible because of the distances involved. The profile for these customers remains unchanged. The customers in question will be notified accordingly by their Internet Service Provider.
At the end of March, ADSL orders topped the 600,000 mark, further boosting ADSL as the leading broadband technology for Internet access. Thanks to expansion of the network, over 98% of Swiss households benefit from ADSL. Some four million fixed lines in Switzerland are now ADSL-enabled.
ADSL technology competes directly with the broadband Internet offerings of cable network operators. Switzerland is one of the countries with the highest growth rates in broadband Internet access. Customers benefit from continuous improvements in performance (bandwidth) as well as very favourable prices.
Berne, 1 April 2004