Cablecom plans 100Mbps service

27 Aug 2008

Swiss cable operator Cablecom plans to offer internet access at speeds of up to 100Mbps from early next year. The company is also planning to introduce an online video library and a catch-up service offering television on demand. To enable the new services, Cablecom is currently upgrading its cable network to a bandwidth of 862MHz in compliance with the Docsis 3.0 standard, a process which is expected to be completed in 2009. The high speed internet connection will be launched in 1Q 2009 in Zurich, and will gradually be rolled out in other large cities. The online video library, which will be introduced at the same time, will initially offer around 250 feature films on demand. Cablecom, backed by Liberty Global’s UPC Broadband, had almost 480,000 broadband customers at the end of June 2008.

Switzerland, UPC Switzerland (Sunrise UPC)