Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR / optical fibre expansion
Federal Administrative Court upholds COMCO precautionary measures
In December 2020, the Competition Commission (COMCO) opened an investigation into the optical fibre expansion by Swisscom and ordered precautionary measures against Swisscom. In its judgement of 30 September 2021, the Federal Administrative Court has concluded that the measures ordered by COMCO should be maintained. Swisscom greatly regrets this decision as its choice of the point-to-multipoint architecture for the expansion is based on a successful international model. Swisscom considers the precautionary measures to be misguided. The impact of the ruling will be to delay the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) optical fibre expansion to the detriment of society and the economy.