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Press release

New at Swisscom: Cable-free HD TV and fast Internet throughout the home

Berne, 01 November 2010

Swisscom's new universal connection kit allows customers to enjoy cable-free HD TV in more than one room and easily connect other devices such as PCs and media players to the Internet. The simple, wireless solution was developed by Swisscom in conjunction with Quantenna and Netgear. The WLAN kit will be available from 1 November 2010 for CHF 299 from Swisscom Shops or the Swisscom Online Shop.

Swisscom is launching a new universal connection kit, which will facilitate the rapid transmission of data throughout the home - with no need for any complicated installation or tangle of cables. Up to four devices may be linked to the connection kit, for instance a Swisscom TV box, PC, printer, games console or media player. If the connection kit is linked to a router, all the devices can access the Internet straight away, regardless of the location of the router or the nearest digital socket.

The new WLAN solution offers significantly improved coverage and transmission speed thanks to a clever combination of transmission technologies, such as the use of multiple antennas for each device (known as multiple-input multiple-output transmission) and the targeted transmission of signals in the direction of the receiver. This allows problem-free access to even bandwidth-heavy services such as HD TV in several rooms using the new universal connection kit, with no need for cabling throughout the home.

An innovation created by Swisscom, Quantenna and Netgear

The connection kit was the result of close cooperation between Swisscom and its partners Quantenna and Netgear. Swisscom played a decisive role in the development of the product, ensuring that the needs of its customers were incorporated into the development process from very early on. Swisscom also played its part in the quality assurance process and fine-tuned the product together with Quantenna and Netgear.

The universal connection kit with three stations will be available from 1 November 2010 for CHF 299 from Swisscom Shops or the Swisscom Online Shop.


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern