Swisscom remains committed to maintaining the high quality and availability of its network infrastructures. In Switzerland this involves making targeted investments in ultrafast broadband network expansion, migrating to an All-IP-based infrastructure, and ensuring a mobile network with latest mobile network standards.See report
In Italy, Fastweb operates a network comprising a proprietary fibre-optic network and a copper-based broadband access infrastructure. Fastweb is also systematically expanding this network infrastructure.
|In CHF million, except where indicated||2016||2015||Change|
|Fixed access & infrastructure||500||509||–1.8%|
|Expansion of the fibre-optic network||476||435||9.4%|
|Projects and others 1||347||394||–11.9%|
|Other Operating Segments||61||48||27.1%|
|Group Headquarters and elimination||(21)||(19)||10.5%|
|Total capital expenditure||2,416||2,409 2||0.3%|
|Thereof other countries||642||587||9.4%|
|Total capital expenditure as % of net revenue||20.8||20.6|
1 Including All IP migration.
2 Excluding capital expenditure of CHF 18 million in real estate projects, for which sales contracts were concluded and the purchasers made payments in the same amount.
Fastweb increased its capital expenditure year-on-year by CHF 52 million or 9.0% to CHF 633 million. In local currency the rise amounted to EUR 40 million or 7.4% to EUR 581 million. The main reason for this rise was an increase in capital expenditure for broadband networks. In July 2016, Fastweb and Telecom Italia announced plans to cooperate on the rollout of fibre to the home (FTTH). The aim is for about half of all homes and businesses in Italy (i.e. 13 million), to be connected to the ultrafast broadband network by 2020. The ratio of capital expenditure to revenue was 32.4% (2015: 31.2%), with around 30% of total capital expenditure being directly related to customer growth.