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FTTH

FTTH, acronym for Fiber to the Home, is an internet data transmission technology that uses fiber optic cables to bring internet connectivity directly to users' homes. Unlike hybrid networks that combine fiber optic and copper cables, FTTH exclusively uses fiber optic cables for the entire route to the customer's house, ensuring very high data transmission speeds, low latency, and greater connection reliability. FTTH networks can support upload and download speeds that reach or exceed gigabit per second (Gbps).



In everyday life, FTTH significantly enhances the internet usage experience for families and businesses. For example, a family using an FTTH connection can enjoy high-definition video streaming, lag-free online gaming, smooth video conferencing, and downloading large files in seconds. Businesses also benefit from FTTH as they can manage cloud applications, transfer data at high speeds, and maintain stable and reliable communication with customers and partners. The FTTH fiber optic connection is particularly advantageous in smart homes, where numerous smart devices require stable and fast connectivity.


In Switzerland, FTTH is a fundamental part of the national broadband and digitalization strategy. Swiss internet providers are heavily investing in the expansion of FTTH networks across the country to improve fiber optic coverage in both urban centers and rural areas. Thanks to these investments, many Swiss homes and businesses already have access to ultra-high-speed internet connections, contributing to reducing the digital divide and promoting innovation.



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