18 January 2006
Swisscom is to outsource the operation of its telex platform to SwissTelex AG, but will continue to provide direct support to its customers in Switzerland. It has thus found an international solution to meet the needs of its telex customers. Eleven Swisscom employees will bring their know-how and experience from the telex business to the newly formed company.
This solution will enable Swisscom to create added value for customers, employees and worldwide telex users. Swisscom will continue to act as the contract partner and contact for customers in Switzerland, which means it will be able to keep the telex service alive for its customers for the long term. SwissTelex AG will also take over the telex business of seven foreign providers and is looking to attract additional service providers.
The project is supported by the Swisscom Venture Fund, which provides support for spin-off initiatives involving divisions that do not belong to Swisscom's core business. Since coming into existence it has helped to create 19 independent companies with 300 full time employees.