Telecoms act faces review

29 Mar 2012

Switzerland’s cabinet, the Federal Council, has announced plans to partially review the current Telecommunication Act (TCA) in order to prevent legislation falling behind technological developments. The Federal Council said that the TCA was established for copper networks and was no longer fully effective. In order to remedy this, the Council will draft a consultation paper during the current legislature, with the aim of making the legislation more flexible. Switzerland’s regulator, the Communication Commission (ComCom) added: ‘The provision of technology neutral, open and fair access to networks, the universal service, protection of users, and a functioning internet are at the centre of telecommunications policy. In all these areas it is important to create legal certainty for the future.’