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Swisscom AG is the leading telephone company in Switzerland. Swisscom is present nationwide, delivering all services and products for mobile, fixed and IP-based voice and data communications. Image File history File links Swisscom_logo. ... Look up Telephone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Swisscom used to be part of the state-owned monopoly PTT (Post Telefon Telegraph in German, Poste Téléphone Télégraph in French, Posta Telefono Telegrafo in Italian). In the mid-nineties, the Swiss government, in line with general liberalisation of the European telecommunications market, split the postal and telecommunications divisions into two separate companies, Swiss Post and PTT Telecom, which was privatised in 1997 as Swisscom. In 1998 Swisscom became an incorporated company. The Swiss government remains a majority shareholder. In economics, a monopoly (from the Latin word monopolium - Greek language monos, one + polein, to sell) is defined as a persistent market situation where there is only one provider of a product or service. ... A postal, telegraph, and telephone (or PTT) is or was a government agency responsible for postal mail, telegraph, and telephone services in many countries worldwide other than North America and Japan. ... Swiss Post is the postal service of Switzerland. ... Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or — especially in India — disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership. ...


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Swisscom Fixnet had 3 million analogue telephone lines and 924,000 ISDN lines.


Its internet division is called Bluewin, formally The Blue Window. The broadband boom continues to dominate communications in Switzerland: Within a single year, Swisscom Fixnet increased the number of ADSL access lines from 656,000 to 948,000. With Bluewin, Swisscom offers the largest online portal in Switzerland for residential customers.


Its mobile division is called Swisscom Mobile. Vodafone had a 25% stake in Swisscom Mobile, which Swisscom bought back by the end of December 2006. The mobile network provides coverage in 99,8% of the populated area of Switzerland, and is used by 4 million customers. Since November 2004, Swisscom Mobile has been the first Swiss mobile network operator to offer UMTS mobile phones. At the end of 2004 the UMTS network already covered 90 percent of the population in Switzerland. By the end of June 2005 Public Wireless LAN (WLAN) was in use at 800 Swisscom Mobile hotspots in Switzerland and at 2137 Swisscom Eurospot locations in other countries. Mobile Unlimited, an in-house development by Swisscom Mobile that enables seamless switching between GPRS/UMTS/EDGE/WLAN, ensures unlimited communications even when on the move. Its main local competitors are Sunrise and Orange. Vodafone Group plc is a British mobile phone operator headquartered in Newbury, England. ... Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is one of the third-generation (3G) mobile phone technologies. ... General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a mobile data service available to users of GSM mobile phones. ... Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is one of the third-generation (3G) mobile phone technologies. ... Look up Edge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Competition characterises a biochemical, ecologic, economic, political, or sporting activity whereby two or more individuals or groups strive antagonistically against one another for some reward. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The enterprise solutions division is called Swisscom Solutions. This division is the point of contact for business customers, specialises in providing complex and customised integrated solutions.


Swisscom IT Services is one of the leading providers of IT services in Switzerland.


The company is also a major shareholder in Telecom FL, the main telecom operator in Liechtenstein. Until 1999, Switzerland operated telephone services in the principality, which formed part of the Swiss telephone numbering plan, but in that year, Liechtenstein adopted its own international dialling code. However, the principality still does not have its own telephone directory, its telephone numbers are instead listed in Swisscom's directory for the neighbouring Swiss canton of Graubunden. Graubünden or Grisons (German: Graubünden; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ...


Comments

Swisscom's nickname, mainly used in the media, is the "Blue Giant".


External links

  • Swisscom
  • Swisscom Mobile
  • Swisscom Fixnet
  • Swisscom Solutions
  • Swisscom IT Services
  • Swisscom Mobile Labs

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Swisscom - definition of Swisscom in Encyclopedia (138 words)
Swisscom AG is the largest telephone company of Switzerland.
In the mid-nineties, the Swiss government, in-line with general liberation of the pan-European telecommuncations market, broke up the postal and telecommuncations divisons into two companies, Swiss Post and PTT Telecom of which it lead to further privatisation in 1997 to Swisscom.
Swisscom's nickname, mainly used in the media, is the "Blue Giant".
Swisscom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Swisscom AG is the leading telephone company in Switzerland.
Swisscom is present nationwide, delivering all services and products for mobile, fixed and IP-based voice and data communications.
Swisscom used to be part of the state-owned monopoly PTT (Post Telefon Telegraph in German, Poste Téléphone Télégraph in French, Posta Telefono Telegrafo in Italian).
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