Swisscom wins Cisco Award in Montreal

Bern, 19 May 2015

Cisco has awarded Swisscom a prize for competence in system integration. They were convinced by the solutions for network security and planned services such as the improved mobile communication coverage inside buildings.

Swisscom has won one of the coveted Cisco Awards for the Central Europe region at the Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal. The prize is awarded in a total of 14 categories. Cisco presented Swisscom with the Architectural Excellence Enterprise Networks Award for their competence in the system integration of LAN customer networks. Swisscom won through in its category against almost 20,000 partners from 17 countries. Adrian Bolliger, Head of Wireline Network Bundles at Swisscom corporate customers, says: "Over the past twelve months, we have invested a lot in the know-how of our employees, in processes and in the development of services. This award proves that this is already being noticed on the market." Through these awards, Cisco honours not only a successful cooperation but also partners who are innovative and implement intelligent solutions for customers.

Better reception inside buildings

Two of the things that convinced Cisco were Swisscom's commitment to network security – offers that are being constantly expanded by Swisscom – and the rapid adaptation of new technologies in their customer projects. For example, Swisscom will be presenting a new solution called Business Femto to improve mobile communication coverage inside buildings by means of miniature radio cells at the Swisscom Dialogue Forum on 18 June 2015 . In recent months, Swisscom was the first provider in Europe to integrate and practically test this solution in an existing installation in a department store in Bern. Specific mobile communication modules are used which can easily be integrated in existing Cisco WLAN Access Points. No separate cabling is needed for these miniature radio cells. Swisscom will shortly be launching further network products for business customers that increasingly rely on standardised requirements. Apart from the integration of LAN networks in systems, customers will be able to choose from various services based on this for their very own customised connectivity.