Customizing for FO networks
Customer: Swisscom AG
Project: FO networks in Switzerland
Application: FTTx technologies, VDSL Vectoring, G.fast
Switzerland has one of the best telecommunications and broadband infrastructures in the world, something proved by countless studies. But that is no reason for Swisscom, the national incumbent, to sit back and “put its feet up”: Instead the network operator is driving network expansion forward. Because needs are increasing. Every 16 months, the volume of data transmitted in the fixed network doubles.
Every community in Switzerland should have access to a virtually full-coverage ultra-broadband service. That is the goal. Swisscom is a pioneer and as such is relying on a unique technology mix to ensure a fast, ultra-broadband service. That does, however, require numerous specific solutions to be able to expand the access networks to suit local conditions.
Swisscom has been relying on solutions from R&M for decades now when it comes to passive infrastructure. Multiple products were developed in close collaboration with those in charge at Swisscom. The focus is on optimally satisfying the needs of Swisscom with custom-made products and solutions.
Long-term, trusting collaboration with a leading technological manufacturer such as R&M brings network operators long-term success and strengthens their market position.
Currently R&M is developing new fiber optic solutions for the FTTx expansion. This will make the fast market launch of vectoring technologies such as G.fast successful, for example.
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