- Fixed network test Switzerland 2022: Swisscom & Quickline
- Fixed network test Switzerland 2022: Sunrise & Salt
- Landline test Switzerland 2022: Conclusion & test results
- Fixed network test Switzerland 2022: Special features of 10 gigabit fiber optics
Around a quarter of Swiss households (exactly 24.6 percent according to the OECD survey from December 2021) can already be reached via fiber optics. Provider Salt even relies exclusively on this technology. In contrast, market leader Swisscom also uses copper-based DSL on a broad basis, while Sunrise and Quickline primarily market cable connections based on DOCSIS technology in addition to fiber. The combination of connections considered in the test reflects this product mix.
Of the total number of test connections, however, fiber optic cables may only account for a maximum of 50 percent – with the exception of the provider Salt, of course, which has no other connection technology in its range. The 10 Gigabit connections that we evaluated in a separate test category, which are now available from all four major Swiss providers (see below), are of course based solely on fiber technology.
Why we rate in two speed classes in Switzerland
For the Swiss providers, zafaco and connect carry out their evaluations in different speed categories. In our view, this is necessary for reasons of fairness.
A special feature of the Swiss landline market is not only the “10 Gigabit” connections available here, but also the fact that the provider Salt only markets this type of connection.
However, connections with 10 Gigabit/s are so powerful that they achieve much better results than slower Internet lines, not only for downloads and uploads, but also for many other tested KPIs.
However, this results in a problem in terms of fairness: With our traditional product mix across all speed classes, we would disadvantage providers who also have slower connections in their portfolio in addition to 10 Gbit/s:
The mere fact that they offer these slower connections would pull their average values down so much that they would inevitably lose out to the provider Salt, which only offers 10 Gbit/s connections. In addition, the number of 10 Gbit/s lines in the overall portfolio would ultimately determine the test result.
To rule this out, we rate 10 Gbit/s connections in a separate class and also compare all network operators who also offer even slower products in a separate class limited to these lines.
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