0
Broadband

Swisscom suspends new fibre network deals

Friday 16 September 2011 | 09:55 CET | News
Swisscom has suspended new agreements for fibre network partnerships with local utilities around Switzerland and wants to renegotiate existing fibre agreements. The decision follows the report and subsequent statements from the Swiss cartel office Weko on the partnership agreements for fibre-optic expansion. The operator feels compelled to carefully examine all agreements concluded to date with its partners in order to determine whether the partnership model can be adapted at reasonable business risk. New partnership agreements that have already been negotiated cannot be signed for the time

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Fixed
Companies: Swisscom / Weko
Countries: Switzerland
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Fibre


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Swisscom, IWB unveil amended fibre network agreement

Published 09 Nov 2011 11:06 CET | Switzerland
Swisscom and local utilities provider IWB held intensive negotiations and amended key areas of the partnership agreement. Certain ...

Swisscom to deploy fibre in Bellinzona

Published 13 Oct 2011 10:46 CET | Switzerland
Swisscom has started to deploy FTTH in Bellinzona and plans to connect more than 10,000 households in the city. At the same time, ...

Swiss industry sets up fibre networks information platform

Published 28 Sep 2011 08:31 CET | Switzerland
New information platform Glasfasernetz Schweiz (Fibre network Switzerland) is set up to coordinate roll-out and expansion of ...

Swisscom needs fibre-optic networks to be competitive - CEO

Published 19 Sep 2011 16:59 CET | Switzerland
Swisscom CEO Carsten Schloter has attacked the Swiss competition authority Weko after the agency moved to examine all fibre-optic ...

Swiss fibre round table meets for eighth time

Published 07 Sep 2011 10:46 CET | Switzerland
The eight round of the Swiss roundtable conference about fibre networks focussed on exchanging information about the current ...

Swisscom, utilities can continue fibre deals with conditions

Published 06 Sep 2011 09:59 CET | Switzerland
Swiss competition authority Weko will not prohibit the cooperation agreements of Swisscom with local utilities to deploy FTTH, ...