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Swisscom demanded that the competition too much

The Swisscom has charged competitors for the use of its network in the years 2013 to 2016, prices are too high. To this end, the Federal communications Commis

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Swisscom demanded that the competition too much

The Swisscom has charged competitors for the use of its network in the years 2013 to 2016, prices are too high. To this end, the Federal communications Commission (Comcom). Swisscom also checks whether they will consider the verdict to the Federal administrative court.

The Initiative was taken by the Swisscom competitors, Sunrise and Salt . Which would require the Comcom to check the access prices to the Swisscom network for the years after 2013, the Commission informed on Tuesday. Were tested a number of services, such as the unbundling of the last mile, i.e. the last line of the section of the switchboard to the house connection.

New method of calculation

According to the law on telecommunications (LTC) is committed to Swisscom, as a market-dominant provider to your competitors for certain services at prices based on the cost. The costs incurred by Swisscom for the provision of the services.

In the present case, Comcom relied in their calculations, but not on real costs but on hypothetical costs. The costs that an efficient provider should expect that if you would today to create a new network with the latest available technology, explains the Comcom.

It was supported for the first time, on a cost model that is based not on copper, but fiber optic lines. Because new the cost of the glass fiber lines are for the calculation of the prices is decisive, even if it is about to access prices for copper cables.

Lower prices

For unbundled copper access lines Comcom recalculated the prices, which are 10 to 25 percent below those of Swisscom. For leased lines between two locations, the Commission comes to rich price reductions of 65 and 80 percent. In addition, the Comcom reduced the prices for the network interconnection (interconnection) to an average of 10 percent.

Nothing to complain about, there was, however, in the case of the prices for the use of Cable ducts of Swisscom. In addition, studies in other areas, such as the shared use of Swisscom telephone exchanges by the competitors (collocation), led to no or only minor adjustments.

Swisscom checks Passed

Swisscom self-checks now, whether you put up against the Comcom decision to the military and the disputed principle is intended to draw matters to the Federal administrative court, as it is said in a communication to the Telecom group.

The Comcom determined by its own cost-modeling of lower access prices than Swisscom. The calculations of the Swisscom-based meanwhile, the provisions of the Federal Council and Decisions of the Federal administrative court. In particular, the significant price reductions for leased lines, the group criticized.

In the statement, the Swisscom reductions made for any price pre-worry. You have formed because of the risks in the procedures, provisions, wrote to the group. The financial impact is likely to amount to a low double-digit million Euro amount per year, stated a spokesman at the request of the news Agency AWP.

The financial Outlook of the group for the current year remain, however, unchanged, it said. (nag/sda)

Created: 12.02.2019, 09:18 PM

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