What bandwidth is available where you live? How fast is your Internet connection? What speeds are required when? What do you have to watch out for at home? Below you will find answers to your questions about Internet speed.
We offer ultra-fast broadband all over Switzerland: With a fibre optics connection you surf with symmetrical speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s for down- and uploading. With a copper connection you currently achieve speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s for downloading and 20 Mbit/s for uploading. In selected areas copper also offers up to 500 Mbit/s for downloading and 100 Mbit/s for uploading.
If you surf via WLAN, you may not achieve the full Internet speed technically available on your connection with your subscription. Besides the distance to the router and type of building, other factors may impair speed: devices with older WLAN standards, use of WLAN repeaters or connection kits and the router position.
Check the Internet speed comparison for practical examples of which down/upload speed is good for which activity. The bandwidth required for uninterrupted streaming varies depending on quality and provider.
Best-possible connection between Swisscom TV, laptop, tablet, fixed-network telephone and the router: wireless via WLAN, using Powerline via the electrical wiring or by Ethernet cable.
The Internet-Booster is an Internet receiver for 4G (LTE) mobile communication. It boosts the Internet speed of copper lines with fast 4G mobile Internet.