Key events 2014

  • More than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Switzerland are already connected to ultra-fast broadband. Thanks to a mixture of fibre-optic technologies, customers are benefiting from more bandwidth –even outside the major conurbations.
  • Fastweb expands its ultra-fast broadband network in Italy even further and has more than 2 million broadband customers.
  • Swisscom is the first mobile provider in Switzerland to introduce LTE Advanced.
  • Swisscom wins Connect magazine’s network test for the sixth year in a row.
  • Swisscom reduces mobile phone rates for calls in Europe. Mobile surfing rates in Europe and in many other countries are once again reduced for Swisscom customers.
  • Swisscom customers use data packages with increasing frequency for mobile surfing abroad. Attractive roaming tariffs contribute to a doubling of data volumes transmitted abroad.
  • The Swiss Federal Office of Energy includes Swisscom Energy Solutions’ smart storage network in the list of its flagship projects. The solution, which now carries the name “tiko”, is thus a forward-looking and important component for the implementation of the Swiss Confederation’s 2050 energy strategy.
Products and services
  • The completely new Swisscom TV 2.0 offers seven-day replay on over 250 channels. Thanks to a cloud-based solution, customers can record any number of programmes in parallel.
  • Thanks to the flat-rate video service Teleclub Play, Swisscom TV 2.0 customers have access to several thousand hours of TV series, classic films, children’s programmes, documentaries and sports content.
  • The communications app iO makes fixed network numbers mobile. The new iO@home feature allows fixed network customers with a Vivo package to make calls at no charge via their fixed-line number to all Swiss networks, no matter whether they are phoning from Switzerland or abroad.
  • Swisscom simplifies its prepaid products and offers phone service, SMS and mobile surfing at a single prepaid tariff.
  • Tapit is the first smartphone app on the Swiss market that allows users to make payments, collect loyalty points and open doors in a single, neutral ecosystem.
  • Swisscom launches Docsafe, the Swiss cloud storage solution for residential customers that enables them to store their documents simply and securely online.
  • Business users can use Vidia, the cloud-based videoconferencing solution for companies, to attend meetings without being physically present.
  • The Safe Connect app allows users to surf securely and easily, even when using other WLAN networks. It does so by encrypting the data traffic sent via the mobile phone network.
  • The newly opened business park in Ittigen offers space for 2,000 employees. Its environmentally sustainable construction makes it one of the largest Minergie-P-Eco office buildings in Switzerland.
  • Swisscom opens one of Europe’s most advanced and efficient data centres in Berne Wankdorf. As one of very few data centres in Europe, it receives Tier-IV certification.
  • Swisscom expands its course offering to promote media competency by more than 30%. More than 25,000 parents, teachers and students take advantage of the course offering in 2014.
  • As the third issue of the JAMES study shows, smartphones are becoming more and more important for young people. This is because young people use their mobile phone to surf more than to make phone calls.
  • Swisscom builds three new photovoltaic plants in Les Ordons, Haute Nendaz and La Chaux-de-Fonds: thus, Swisscom now operates seven photovoltaic plants in its transmitter locations and meets its entire energy consumption needs through renewable energies.
  • Swisscom opens a Swisscom Shop in Düdingen that has an innovative new concept: the company’s first Junior Shop is run independently by trainees.
Business review
  • Frank Esser, a member of the Vivendi Group Board of Directors until 2012, is now a member of the Swisscom Board of Directors. He succeeds Richard Roy, who stepped down from the Board of Directors after 11 years.
  • Theophil Schlatter takes over as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Christian Petit takes over as head of Enterprise Customers and thus becomes a member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board. Andreas König decided to resign his position and to leave the company for personal reasons.
  • Swisscom takes over PubliGroupe SA. Its primary aim is to further develop the directories business of
  • Swisscom expands its ICT competence with the acquisition of Veltigroup.
  • Swisscom bundles all workplace and collaboration competences in Enterprise Customers. It merges subsidiary Axept Webcall with the Solution Center Workspace & Collaboration.