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.