Published on March 8, 2009
Swiss fibre optics or fibre suisse - multiple fibres multiply innovation FTTH Council Breakout session “Incumbents Going for FTTH” Copenhagen, 11 February 2008
When it comes to fibre-optic penetration Switzerland is among the leaders 2 100% 5 mil. broadband subscribers FTTx (% of households) FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom 80% South Korea Japan FTT Home FTT Building 60% FTTN VDSL Switzerland Country Infrastructure Belgium 40% competition USA Taiwan Germany Sweden 20% Denmark China Italy Turkey Canada Poland Netherlands 0% Argentina France Spain Australia Mexico Brazil UK Russia 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 0% India Broadband subscribers (% of households)
Switzerland owes its first-class infrastructure to healthy network competition 3 BeNeLux 100 USA Switzerland JAP FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom 80 Korea SW Cable DEN 60 GER E HUN NOR FIN IRE POR 40 AUT ISL POL CZE UK FRA 20 SPA 0 80 85 90 95 100 Coverage of households by technology, 2006 DSL (Source: OECD Telecommunication database) Cable network providers, Swisscom and electricity companies are investing in fibre optics. This is making network competition fiercer.
Switzerland has the world's best telecommunications infrastructure: Swisscom's contribution is significant! 4 100% broadband coverage according to basic service provision 98% ADSL coverage: FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom The world's best telecommunications infrastructure: according to quot;The Economistquot; 2007
Switzerland has the world's best telecommunications infrastructure: Swisscom's contribution is significant! 5 100% broadband coverage according to basic service provision 98% ADSL coverage: FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom 75% VDSL coverage The world's best telecommunications infrastructure: according to quot;The Economistquot; 2007
Switzerland has the world's best telecommunications infrastructure: Swisscom's contribution is significant! 6 100% broadband coverage according to basic service provision 98% ADSL coverage: FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom 75% VDSL coverage 90% HSPA coverage The world's best telecommunications infrastructure: according to quot;The Economistquot; 2007
At present Swisscom is building the network in Zurich, Basel and Geneva. 2009 Lausanne, Berne, St. Gallen & Fribourg 7 FTTH expansion From autumn 2008 Basel FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom St.Gallen From 2009 Zurich Berne Fribourg Targets: Lausanne • End 2009: 100,000 households connected Geneva • End 2015: one third of the population connected Today: • 1,300 houses connected
Demand for bandwidth doubling every 20 months 8 1 Gbps FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom Immersive 100 Mbps presence Super HDTV 10 Mbps Full-screen video Full home office conference HDTV Telemedicine 1 Mbps Streaming Web TV Web 1.0 E-mail 10 Kbps 100 Kbps 1 Kbps 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 2012 2017
Civil works amount to 80% of high NGAN CAPEX for telecommunications companies 9 MOST COSTS ARE IN THE CAPILLARY NETWORK Central exchange (10 – 16 per city) FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom 43% 8% 7% CAPEX 42%
fibre suisse proposed as a means of sustaining network competition 10 • Cable network operators, Swisscom and now also electricity companies want to invest more in fibre optic. This is where fibre suisse comes in: FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom •Every provider wishing to build a new network infrastructure lays one fibre- optic cable containing multiple fibres •The unused optical fibres are offered to interested network operators for sale or exchange •Network providers with their own ducts cooperate in laying fibre-optic cabling •Network operators offer to lease individual naked optical fibres, as well as comprehensive transmission services to interested service providers who do not wish to invest in their own cabling • In this way, fibre suisse promotes competition over technology • The biggest winners in all this are the customers, because thanks to fibre suisse they have a number of network providers to choose from. • As such, variety, innovation and attractive prices are guaranteed.
Swisscom FTTH roll-out with cooperation model 11 duct, third party duct, Swisscom # fibre per apartment , third party # fibre per apartment , Swisscom FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom spare fibre at manhole, Swisscom 1 1 Cooperation model up to OMDF Socket the manhole N OP OP Central exchange MDU SFU Manhole Σ[Ν] x Nx Handhole Handhole Duct 2 Cooperation model up to Interconnection the central exchange Σ[Ν] 1-2 fibres per household according 4 fibres per households to cooperation’s model Distribution (150m) & in-house part Feeder part (1000m) = 85% of FTTH roll-out CAPEX
Active infra-based competition ensures maximum innovation required to develop the market 12 Infra-based Service based competition competition FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom OTT Provider OTT Provider OTT Provider OTT Provider OTT Provider Network layer 4 OTT Provider OTT Provider OTT Provider Partner 1 Partner 2 Partner n Application Network layer 3 e.g. Swisscom Transport Infrastructure provider Competition Network layer 2 Monopoly Partner 3 Internetworking Mono- ner 2 Part- Network layer 1 Data Link Network layer 1 Passive infrastructure
Cooperation on passive infra is a win-win proposition for all, reducing CAPEX per player 13 INVESTMENT IN FIBRE NETWORK PER PLAYER (illustrative split) FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom For each player For each Single player Multi-fibre total 55% – 60% player 36% – 100% 110% – 120% 40% 100% Costs Overall costs Scenario: Scenario: Single with partners partners model cooperation model
The Swisscom cooperation model in a nutshell An opportunity to decide on industry structure 14 For customers: • Competition and free choice between several providers and FTTH Council Copenhagen, K. Schweren, Swisscom technologies • One-time renewal of in-house installation • No dependency on one network provider only For Switzerland: • Faster and cheaper construction of fibre • No redundancy in construction of fibre For the network provider • Enables infrastructure-based competition • Lower building costs • Better return on investment
Thank you for listening. Dr. Kátrin Schweren Public Affairs Swisscom +41 79 345 26 39 Katrin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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