State-backed fixed line incumbent Swisscom has announced that it has connected more than a million homes to its fibre-based access networks (FTTx), including 200,000 added since the start of the year. Swisscom’s network features a combination of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), fibre-to-the-building (FTTB), fibre-to-the-street (FTTS) and VDSL Vectoring technologies to offer subscribers potential downlink speeds of up to 1Gbps. Ten municipalities have been covered with FTTS technology, and the telco is currently rolling out the platform to a further 100, whilst more than 800,000 homes and businesses have been passed by Swisscom’s FTTH network in more than 80 towns and cities. The operator plans to make its high speed broadband offerings available to 2.3 million homes and businesses by the end of 2015 and aims to double that figure by 2020.
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