What is the next step in fibre optic expansion (FTTH)?
Swisscom continues to strive for an amicable settlement with the Competition Commission. To this end, the company is in close contact with the Competition Commission and is striving for a rapid solution.
Due to the proceedings of the Competition Commission, which have now been ongoing for almost two years, Swisscom is currently unable to market around 400,000 fibre connections built using point-to-multipoint architecture (P2MP).
This means that although the fibre-optic network connections have been built, the end customers or you as a service provider cannot use them.
Swisscom has therefore decided to focus in future largely on expansion by means of point-to-point architecture (P2P). In addition, some P2MP connections that have already been built will be converted to P2P.
Until when will the connections that have so far been excluded from marketing be available?
For the conversion, optical fibres have to be installed in the feeder (supply line from the central office to the plant shaft), which is expensive, time-consuming and complex. However, we assume that by 2025 about half of the connections affected by the marketing stop will have been converted and can be marketed.
Swisscom will of course continue to invest in the expansion of the fibre-optic network. Fibre optic network coverage is to be expanded to between 50-55% by 2025, and even to 70-80% by 2030.
How do I know which connections can be marketed?
All marketable connections are listed in the familiar "FTTH Ready for Marketing Information" and "FTTH Ready for Order Information" lists, just as before. All new marketable connections are added on an ongoing basis and the lists are updated daily. You can find them in the WSG under "WSG Information Services".
We are convinced that the decision taken by Swisscom will meet both the end customers and your needs and that your competitiveness in the broadband market will continue to be guaranteed.