Swisscom, utilities can continue fibre deals with conditions

Tuesday 6 September 2011 | 09:59 CET | News
Swiss competition authority Weko will not prohibit the cooperation agreements of Swisscom with local utilities to deploy FTTH, but the companies risk sanctions if their projects inhibit competition on the infrastructure level. Weko did an in-depth analysis of Swisscom's agreements with utilities providers in Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Zurich after the partners asked for Weko's approval of their contracts so they would enjoy a sanction-free contract period of up to 40 years. Although the partners chose the multi-fibre model to ensure competition, Weko found that some of the terms on

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Companies: EWZ / Liberty Global / Swisscom / UPC Cablecom / Weko
Countries: Switzerland
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