Do you support monopolies? We don't.
That's why we're opposing the fiber optic monopoly Swisscom is planning. Because fair competition only comes about when customers are free to choose their providers.
Monopolies impede innovation.
If Swisscom is allowed to continue expanding their fiber-optic network in the way they plan (P2MP), you as a customer will soon no longer have a free choice.
You will still be able to choose between different providers, but the providers will be degraded to mere Swisscom resellers.
Swisscom determines the speed and quality of your internet connection.
This impedes innovation and fair competition.
No price cuts without competition.
Without real competition, there is no reason for Swisscom to lower their prices for resellers. This also affects the price you pay for your internet connection.
Init7 proceeds against Swisscom.
Init7 is committed to competition and diversity of services. That is why we filed a complaint against Swisscom with the Competition Commission (WEKO) on 9 September 2020. The proceedings are pending.
Init7 is the innovator of the Swiss internet.
In 2014, Init7 launched the first 1 Gbit/s internet subscription affordable to all. Accordingly, the other providers were forced to follow suit. Prices for gigabit internet dropped massively.
7 years later, Init7 launched top speeds of 10 and 25 Gbit/s – without shared fiber optic.
With the P2MP network topology, such innovations would no longer be possible.
Learn more about our Fiber7 services: https://www.init7.net/en/internet/fiber7/
- How point-to-point (P2P) and point-to-multipoint (P2MP) work (in German): https://blog.init7.net/de/p2p-p2mp/
- On 17 December 2020, the Competition Commission ruled that Swisscom may not expand its fiber optic network in the way they had planned for the time being, pending a definitive ruling. Swisscom has filed an appeal against these so-called precautionary measures.
- On 27 October 2022, Swisscom announced that in the future they would expand the fiber optic network primarily according to the point-to-point (P2P) network topology.
- On 9 November 2022, the Secretariat of the Competition Commission approved Swiss Fibre Net's so-called "shunting model" under antitrust law. However, only the aspect of end-to-end point-to-point (P2P) fiber was taken into account, but not where exactly the fiber is routed.
- On 29 November 2022, the Federal Court upheld the ruling of the Federal Administrative Court and dismissed Swisscom's appeal in the last instance. The precautionary measures remain in force.
- Click here for our media releases (in German): https://www.init7.net/de/news/