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In­vest­ments in high-per­for­mance broad­band provision – management approach

Swisscom’s in­vest­ments not only create around CHF 5 bil­lion a year of added value for itself, but also indirectly constitute an im­por­tant contribution to Switzer­land’s com­pet­i­tiveness and prosperity.

The network is at the very heart of Swisscom. Without an efficient in­fra­struc­ture, Swisscom would not be in a position to offer its tried-and-tested services and support Switzer­land, the Swiss population and local com­pa­nies in the digitisation process.

At Swisscom, the IT, Net­work & In­fra­struc­ture division is re­spon­si­ble for expanding the network. The 3,600 or so employees of this division ensure that Swisscom offers its cus­tomers an optimal mix of tech­nolo­gies and that cus­tomers can easily make the most of their op­por­tu­ni­ties in the networked world. Swisscom therefore aims to be the first telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions provider in Switzer­land to make innovations available to its cus­tomers and to meet their needs through­out Switzer­land. By the end of 2021, for example, Swisscom intends to supply 90% of Swiss homes and offices in building zones with speeds of at least 80 Mbps via the fixed network. Swisscom has also achieved its goal of supplying 90% of the Swiss population with a basic version of 5G and offering the full version of 5G in 160 municipalities by the end of 2019.