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Sunrise turns to Salt for Swiss fibre JV

Swiss service provider Sunrise has teamed up with rival alternative provider Salt to create a JV to deploy FTTH networks across the country. The new company, Swiss Open Fiber, will be co-owned by Salt and Sunrise with equal shareholding alongside another prospective equity partner. The goal is for Swiss Open Fiber to reach 1.5 million […]

Salt adds raft of new services to TV platform

Swiss service provider Salt has added a raft of new services including, this week, one of a range of packages targeted at expatriate groups living in Switzerland, Le Bouquet Portugais from French channel aggregator Thema. The Portuguese package will be available without long-term contract commitments for CHF9.95 (€8.73) a month and offers four channels: generalist […]

Charter becomes latest operator to use Apple TV 4K as set-top

Apple announced a number of Apple TV updates and a partnership to supply the device to US cable operator Charter Communications at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday. Apple used the event to preview tvOS 12, the latest version of the Apple TV operating system. This will support Dolby Atmos, making Apple TV 4K the […]

Swiss Salt enters fixed market with Apple-based TV service

Swiss mobile telco Salt is launching a TV offering as part of its entry into the fixed-line business to offer a triple-play comparable to that of rival providers. Salt has struck partnerships with Swiss Fiber Network, city authorities and other organisations to deliver fibre coverage in over 30 cities and regions, with further expansion promised. […]

UPC Switzerland switches from Salt to Swisscom

Liberty Global’s Swiss unit UPC Switzerland is to use Swisscom’s mobile network to provide mobile services, switching from the network of alternative provider Salt. The company, which has a mobile base of about 100,000 users on the Salt network, said that the change would see its customers benefit from Swisscom’s highly-rated network and would enable […]

Government moves to prevent Swisscom fibre monopoly

The Swiss Federal Council has approved proposed changes in the country’s Telecommunications Act (TCA) that will give Swisscom’s competitors access to its fibre network and mandate the opening up of shared access points in buildings to enable rival providers to compete. The Council that access to subscribers should be technology-neutral, and dominant providers will have […]