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New Internet offerings from Swisscom - something for everyone

Berne, 25 July 2008

From 25 August 2008, Swisscom is increasing the bandwidths of its Internet access offerings while at the same time lowering prices. For example DSL standard, the most popular package up to now, will be faster, so customers will get noticeably improved performance for their money. Swisscom is also launching a flat-rate Internet service for only CHF 34 a month. Both residential customers and SMEs are set to benefit from the changes.

Switzerland's most popular Internet subscription is set to become even faster and more affordable. Customers who already surf with DSL standard will automatically get a higher download speed of up to 5,000 kbps (currently 3,500 kbps) free of charge, while those who had subscribed to the faster DSL extra will be migrated to the new DSL standard. Customers will therefore only pay CHF 49 in future and are set to save CHF 10 a month for the same service. The DSL extra service will no longer be available in future.

 

New offerings for first-time users

Another newly-launched subscription is DSL mini. The flat-rate offering allows download speeds of up to 1,000 kbps and up to 100 kbps for sending data. It is ideal for occasional surfers and costs CHF 34 a month. All existing customers whose download speeds are lower than 1,200 kbps as per 25 August 2008 will automatically get the new DSL mini subscription.

For first-time users, Swisscom is also launching DSL start with no monthly basic fee, and download speeds of up to 300 kbps. It will cost CHF 3 per hour with billing to the nearest second. Customers will be able to get Bluewin TV from Swisscom without paying a monthly DSL subscription charge.

Prices and performance of Swisscom's fastest Internet offering, DSL infinity, remain unchanged at CHF 69 a month. The fastest package, with speeds of up to 20,000 kbps, also includes call charges from and to the Swiss fixed network.

 

  Unchanged New New Previously Previously New Unchanged
Package DSL basic DSL start DSL mini DSL standard DSL extra DSL standard DSL Infinity
Download
speed
300 kbps 300 kbps 1,000 kbps 3,500 kbps 5,000 kbps 5,000 kbps 20,000 kbps
Upload
speed
100 kbps 100 kbps 100 kbps 300 kbps 500 kbps 500 kbps 1000 kbps
Cost CHF 9
/month and
CHF 2.40
per hour
CHF 0
/month and
CHF 3
per hour
CHF 34
/month
CHF 49
/month
CHF 59
/month
CHF 49
/month
CHF 69
/month

For a detailed overview, go to: www.swisscom.ch/dsl

 

New offerings for SME customers too

Alongside the upgrade of the Internet offering for residential customers, the Internet portfolio for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will also be adjusted. The "Business Internet" product which has combined all previous SME Internet offerings under one name since 1 July 2008 will be adjusted accordingly as of 25 August 2008. SME customers are also set to benefit from an improved price-performance ratio.

  New Previously Previously New Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged
Package Profil
1000/100
Profil
3500/300
Profil
5000/500
Profil
5000/500
Profil
6000/600

Profil
20000/1000
16000/2000
20000/4000

Profil
1200/1200
1800/1800
Download
speed
1,000 kbps 3,500 kbps 5,000 kbps 5,000 kbps 6000 kbps Analogue Profil
(20000, 16000, 20000 kbps)
Analogue Profil
(1200, 1800 kbps)
Upload
speed
100 kbps 300 kbps 500 kbps 500 kbps 600 kbps Analogue Profil
(1000, 2000, 4000 kbps)
Analogue Profil
(1200, 1800 kbps)
Cost From CHF
34/month
From CHF
49/month
From CHF
59/month
From CHF
49/month
From CHF
225/month
From CHF
69/month
From CHF
320/month

For a detailed overview, go to: www.swisscom.ch/internet-access

According to the OECD, Switzerland is the global leader in terms of distribution of high-speed Internet access. Alongside attractive tariff models, Swisscom provides customers with unrestricted access to its network.

Contact

Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern

media@swisscom.com