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Fibre-optic expansion

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Learn more about the fibre-optic expansion in your area and the different fibre-optic technologies available.

Check fibre-optic expansion

We continuously extend the fibre-optic network and improve Internet speeds for our customers. You can check online if an expansion is planed near you in the next 12 months or so:


You can check whether the fibre-optic network is going to be expanded near you at www.swisscom.ch/checker. This will also show the Internet speed that will then be available at your location. If you want to receive updates on the expansion, you can register there and we will notify you as soon as there is news about the network expansion in your area. If no additional information is displayed on your account then no expansion is currently planned for your location.






 

Types of expansion

The Customer Center displays details of whether your location is going to be included in the expansion of new and faster Internet technology. The Customer Center will list one of the following options for your area:

  • “Coming up in just a few weeks. Better service for you soon. The locations between X and Y will be expanded with fibre-optic technology.”
  • “Coming up in just a few months. Better service for you. The locations between X and Y will be expanded with fibre optics.
  • Did you know? We are expanding the network in your area. The locations between X and Y will be expanded with new technology.”

What does this type of expansion mean?

New technology (FTTC - Fibre To The Curb)
Swisscom takes the optical fibre cable to your property’s kerb or driveway. The section to your property/premises will still use the previous copper line. Swisscom can achieve bandwidths of up to 100 Mbit/s with the new technology.
Fibre-optic technology (FTTB/S – Fibre To The Building/Street)
Swisscom takes the optical fibre cable right to your cellar or street. The section to your property/premises will continue to use the existing copper line. Swisscom can achieve bandwidths of up to 500 Mbit/s with fibre-optic technology.
  Fibre optics (FTTH – Fibre to the Home)
Swisscom takes the fibre optic network right into your home or office. This optical fibre cable enables data transfer rates of up to 10 Gbit/s.
Convergent technologies
By combining fixed and mobile networks, Swisscom allows you to enjoy a surfing speed of up to 200 Mbit/s.

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More speed

New FTTH technology permits speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s. To date, Swisscom has connected 5.26 million homes and offices throughout Switzerland. Just under 30% of these have been upgraded to FTTH.

Requirements for 10 Gbit/s:

  • FTTH must be available in your area.
  • You must have an inOne home Internet L / inOne SME Business Internet L subscription.
  • You must use an Internet-Box 3.
  • The fibre optic module is connected to Internet-Box 3.

Would you like to switch to speeds of 10 Gbit/s? Check in the availability checker whether your location is developed for this speed and can provide enough power for your connection.

 

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Schedule

Unfortunately we cannot provide an exact expansion date at the start of the work. If technical difficulties occur during construction or there are objections from the community or property owners, it can lead to delays in network expansion. As expansion progresses we will be able to estimate the completion date more accurately.






FAQs

How can I enjoy 10 Gbps connection speeds at home?

How can I measure the Internet speed?

What do I need to know about the speed test?

Why am I not receiving the full 10 Gbit/s?

What is the maximum speed that could be measured by an external speed test for a 10 Gbit/s fibre connection?






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