Swisscom selects Huber + Suhner's fiber management for FTTH project

DECEMBER 17, 2008 -- Huber + Suhner will supply Swisscom with fully equipped, customer-specific high-density fiber-optic management systems, initially for the exchanges in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich.

DECEMBER 17, 2008 -- Swiss telecommunications company Swisscom (search for Swisscom) has selected Huber + Suhner (search for Huber + Suhner) products and systems for its fiber-to-the-home deployment. Over the coming years, Huber + Suhner says it will supply fiber management systems for local exchanges to the Swiss market leader.

With currently more than 1.7 million fixed network broadband connections, Swisscom is a leading player in the growth market of broadband communication. Swisscom has used fiber-optic technology for many years, initially to connect its exchanges and later for business customers. By deciding to bring fiber-optic links into private households, the telecoms carrier is meeting the growing need of customers in the multimedia and telecommunications sectors for greater speed and convenience. This makes possible applications such as HDTV and teleworking and faster uploading and downloading of large quantities of data.

With its fiber-optic division, Huber + Suhner says it is a market leader in fiber-optic management and fiber-optic connectivity. Successes with innovative systems, connectors, and special cables for the rapidly growing FTTH domestic and international markets are the company's primary growth drivers, say Huber + Suhner representatives.

As a first step, Huber + Suhner will supply Swisscom with fully equipped, customer-specific "LISA" high-density fiber-optic management systems, initially for the exchanges in Basel, Geneva, and Zurich. Huber + Suhner also supplies cables to transport data from the switching station to the home on the basis of new, special fiber optics and low-loss connectors.

For Urs Kaufmann, CEO of the Huber + Suhner Group, this large order from Swisscom is "a great success in the domestic market, which underscores our leading position in the future-oriented growth market of broadband communication."


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