ComCom raises minimum transmission speed, lowers maximum price

12 Dec 2011

Switzerland’s telecoms regulator, the Federal Communication Commission (ComCom) has increased the minimum transmission speed required under the universal service licence, and lowered the cost ceiling for a connection. From 1 March 2012, the universal service licensee, Swisscom, will be required to increase the minimum download speed provided to its customers from 600kbps to 1Mbps. The current lower-limit of 600kbps has been in effect since January 2008. Effective from the same date, the maximum price for such a connection will be lowered from CHF69 (USD74.68) to CHF55 per month, excluding VAT.