Analogue cable television is gradually being replaced by new digital services from various providers. In future, television services will therefore be provided via your telephone connection, cable network and fibre optics.
What can you do?
Let your tenants choose their own television services: cancel the contract for your property with your cable network provider and let your tenants choose the provider for their own individual contract for telephony, Internet and TV. The cable network providers are familiar with this procedure and will write to the tenants directly to agree individual contracts once the contract has been cancelled.
You will find the documents for terminating the contract with your current cable provider and subsequent tenant information here:
Lower ancillary costs and therefore more attractive rents
Less administrative work
Freedom of choice for your tenants or owners
Use the full range of telecommunications services in every room
Give your residents the opportunity to use all telecommunications services in every room through
a central distribution box. How can you use these various services in different rooms?
What can you do?
Star-shaped Ethernet cabling or at least laying empty conduits into every room is strongly recommended by Swisscom for new buildings. The home cabling brochure will show you the various options for the latest home cabling. Of course, the Swisscom specialist dealers in your area will be happy to offer you professional advice.
Swisscom determines the fibre optics network areas and subsequently contacts authorities and owners of buildings in a development area directly. They can then conclude a contract for connecting these properties to the fibre optics network. The Swiss Homeowner’s Association (HEV Schweiz) is actively involved in drafting this contract. Various infrastructure providers and other property associations also advocate the contract and recommend their members to accept it or forward it in this form.
The contract terms are very attractive if concluded immediately. You receive a free home connection to the fibre optics network and, in most cases, a free fibre optics riser shaft to individual homes. If the contract is not signed prior to the planned development, we can no longer guarantee these terms.
You don’t pay anything for the home connection and operation of the fibre optics infrastructure.
You benefit from the most up-to-date connections in Switzerland with ultra-fast data transmission and attractive services.
You set your properties clearly apart from others and enhance their appeal.
Homes are connected according to OFCOM guidelines, which include connection with four fibres per home. Residents can therefore opt for the provider of their choice.
The fibre optics infrastructure is provided in addition to the existing coax and copper lines. This means that residents have maximum freedom of choice in terms of technology and provider.
Fibre optics connection
The internal cabling up to the apartment (the riser zone) is part of your property, and this riser zone must be upgraded in order to be connected to the fibre optics network. You can arrange your property’s connection through a contract that contains all the framework conditions and details the specific upgrade procedures between you and Swisscom.
With FiberSpot, Swisscom offers you the option to connect developments with more than approximately 80 units (apartments or commercial units) directly with fibre optics even outside of the fibre optics development areas.
If you want to have a FiberSpot installed in your development, it not only needs to have a certain number of units and a utility room, but you must also be prepared to upgrade all apartments with four fibres in accordance with the OFCOM guidelines. You will receive adequate compensation for the required space in the utility room, the power consumption of the telecommunications equipment and the use of two optical fibres by Swisscom.
Benefits of a FiberSpot
A FiberSpot that connects your development with fibre optics results in benefits for everyone involved.
Benefits for you as a builder
You are building an attractive property with state-of-the-art communication technology.
Swisscom connects your development including the utility room, operates and maintains the infrastructure all the way to the fibre optics outlet. Free of charge.
You can do away with multiple upgrades using different technologies (and forego coax and copper upgrades).
Benefits for property managers
Less administrative work (the residents are billed directly for any services purchased).
Benefits for the residents
State-of-the-art communications technology for maximum multimedia enjoyment
Extremely high bandwidths and Ethernet connections in every room.
Each tenant can choose from various providers (telephone, Internet and TV)
Contact Swisscom in due time to avoid rescheduling costs and give us enough time for planning and for commissioning the equipment. A FiberSpot contract should be signed at least four months before the residents are scheduled to move into the apartment.