Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR / Optical fibre
Federal Court upholds precautionary measures ordered by Competition Commission (COMCO)
In December 2020, the Competition Commission (COMCO) opened an investigation into the optical fibre expansion (FTTH) by Swisscom and ordered precautionary measures against the company. In October 2021, the Federal Administrative Court upheld these measures. In its judgement of 29 November 2022, the Federal Court concluded that the measures ordered by COMCO are not arbitrary. Swisscom acknowledges the judgement. To counteract the stalled optical fibre expansion resulting from the proceedings, Swisscom decided in October 2022 to rely largely on the point-to-point topology permitted by COMCO.