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Technical interfaces

Details about the specifications for the interfaces provided by Swisscom for accessing and using telecommunications in the fixed and mobile networks are listed below.

Settings for external routers

DSL connection (copper)

You need to set the DHCP Option 60 for the WAN interface to 100008,0001 in the router configuration menu.

Supported DSL technologies

Depending on the specific network expansion situation, the Swisscom network supports the following DSL technologies:

  • G.fast to ITU standard G.9700, G.9701 and G.997.2
  • VDSL2 Vectoring to ITU standard G.993.5 and G.997.1
  • ADSL2+ to ITU standard G.992.5

Fibre optic connection (FTTH)

You need to set the DHCP Option 60 for the WAN interface to 100008,0001 in the router configuration menu. You also need to set the VLAN ID to VLAN ID 10.

Supported fibre-optic technologies

Depending on the specific network expansion situation, the Swisscom network supports the following fibre-optic technologies:

  • 10 Gbit/s technology XGS-PON to ITU standard G.9807.1
  • 1 Gbit/s technology point-to-point to IEEE standard 802.3-2008, clause 58, 59

Please note: Only routers and modules certified by Swisscom can be connected to the new 10 Gbit/s technology (XGS-PON). At the present time, Internet-Box 3 is the only router compatible with the supplied module.

Swisscom blue TV

To allow the Swisscom blue TV service to work with an external router, the Enable IGMP Multicast Proxy must be activated. This also applies to the network switches for all other manufacturers. Wherever possible IGMP Snooping should also be enabled.

Telephony

To use the Swisscom telephony service with an external router, you can request the SIP access data in the My Swisscom Customer Center, which can be entered in the router configuration menu.

Downloads

Overview of mobile technologies

Swisscom supports the following mobile technologies:

  • 2G
  • HSCSD
  • GPRS
  • EDGE

(all only until approx. Q1/2021)

  • UMTS
  • HSUPA
  • LTE und 5G

Details on access technology

Swisscom applies the 3GPP specifications and standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI.

ETSI

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI is a non-profit European Standards Organisation that develops globally applicable Information and Communication Technology standards.

3GPP

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project brings together global standardisation bodies to standardise mobile communications, specifically for UMTS, GSM, LTE and 5G/NR.