Thanks to the huge FTTS and FTTB expansion in recent months, Swisscom has increased broadband availability enormously in every municipality in a short time.
Now the optical fibres, which in the case of FTTS/B are already located just in front of the building or are already installed in the basement, will simply be extended into the flats and business premises (FTTH).
This makes it possible to deploy XGS-PON technology. We can offer you bandwidths of up to 10 Gbps on your BBCS connections in the FTTH area.
The XGS-PON rollout is already well underway and over 1.5 million households can already benefit from this forward-looking technology. XGS-PON technology will now be automatically activated for order from 2 November for all BBCS providers.
With FTTS, optical fibres are pulled from one local exchange to the next distribution shaft in the street, and the so-called main cables are upgraded from copper to optical fibre. For the remaining distance to the subscriber line, the signals continue to run over copper cables. This procedure allows us to expand the network more quickly throughout an area and provide bandwidths of up to 500 Mbit/s thanks to the G.fast technology.
FTTB – Fibre to the Building:
With FTTB, optical fibres are pulled into a customer's building, e.g. into the basement. In most cases, the connection from there to the flats or business premises is established using the existing copper lines. Until 2020, this procedure was primarily used for larger buildings with many flats or business premises. Thanks to the G.fast technology, bandwidths of up to 500Mbit/s are possible.
FTTH – Fibre to the Home:
With FTTH, the optical fibre cable is drawn right into the flats or business premises. The cable is then attached to optical telecommunications outlet (OTO), to which the terminal equipment (such as a router) is connected. This enables very high symmetrical data transmission rates of up to 10Gbit/s (upload and download).