Swisscom said it is driving huge broadband expansion in Switzerland by increasing the speed of some of its “inOne home”, “inOne SME office” and “Smart Business Connect” subscriptions nationwide.
From October 2018, the majority of new and existing customers will benefit from faster Internet speeds at home and at work. Swisscom is not only increasing download speeds by up to 100% depending on the subscription, but also and especially, upload speeds on copper by up to 500%, claims Swisscom.
Upload speed is increasingly important as customers’ needs are changing. For instance, until recently, many Swiss saved their digital holiday photos on their home computer. Those who wanted to play it safe would also copy the data to an external hard disk, says Operator.
Over recent years, Swisscom has worked intensively with a mix of different technologies to drive forward network expansion. Thanks to steady expansion, Swisscom can now offer many customers improved upload speeds.
Customers will benefit automatically from the improvements to service – and many will even continue to pay the same price. The monthly charge for inOne home S and Vivo XS subscriptions will increase by five or six CHF per month respectively. The new price will take effect in December 2018, with customers enjoying the new speeds for the old price during October and November.
The service and price adjustments do not apply to any inOne home Internet S or Vivo XS customers who are not able to take advantage of a real-terms improvement in speed.