High-speed Internet with fibre optic cable

Through our powerful fibre optic cable network, we provide Internet, television and telephony to over two million homes in Switzerland. We offer the fastest Internet with speeds of 500 Mbit/s available everywhere – in the city and in the countryside. 

Fibre optic cable for fast Internet 

These high Internet speeds of 500 Mbit/s are made possible by our hybrid fibre optic cable network. This consists of pure fibre, with the final section up to the cable socket composed of interference-resistant coaxial cable. And so data travels through the network at lightning speed.

You can see exactly how this works in the video: 

Prepared for the future with fibre optic cable

We want to browse the web, stream, chat and game – all at the same time. With UPC’s fibre optic cable network you can do all of these things without experiencing a loss of performance, since Internet, digital television and telephone are transmitted separately and do not compromise each other when they are used at the same time. In addition, with our network we have the technological advantage that we can increase the Internet capacities to several Gigabits per second if needed – without any construction work being necessary. And so we are ready for future digital trends. 

Overview of the advantages of the fibre optic cable offer

  • Internet speeds of 500 Mbit/s available everywhere – in the
    countryside and in the city.
  • No loss of performance when Internet, TV and phone are used at the
    same time
  • No loss of performance for homes further away from the splitter
  • Interference-resistant thanks to external conductor for coaxial
    cable (e.g. in bad weather)
  • Internet speeds of several Gigabits per second are possible
  • Future-proof

Network expansion throughout Switzerland 

With two million connected homes, today we supply around 70% of Swiss homes with Internet, digital television and telephony. We are continuously expanding our presence through various network expansion strategies:

Autostrada – we are expanding our network 

We are pressing ahead with the expansion of our own fibre optic cable network. As part of the “Autostrada” investment programme we are connecting tens of thousands of new homes every year.

Partner networks – we are offering our products through partners 

In certain regions outside our own fibre optic cable network, we work together with local partner companies. Through their network, customers have access to our entire portfolio. The partner companies still deal with the customers directly.

Fibre optic networks – we are renting local networks 

In certain regions outside our own fibre optic cable network, we work together with local partner companies. Through their network, customers have access to our entire portfolio. The partner companies still deal with the customers directly.

Network acquisitions – we are purchasing local networks 

A further way for us to expand our presence in Switzerland is by purchasing local networks that are offered for sale. 

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Important information about UPC’s

fibre optic cable network

What is fibre optic cable?

A fibre optic cable network consists of pure fibre, with the final section up to the cable socket composed of interference-resistant coaxial cable.

How fast can I browse the web with fibre optic cable?

Fibre optic cable offers the fastest Internet with speeds of 500 Mbit/s available everywhere – in the city and in the countryside. In addition, it has the technological advantage that the Internet capacities can be increased to several Gigabits per second if needed – without any construction work being necessary. And so it is ready for future digital trends. 

Important information about UPC’s fibre optic cable network

  • Internet speeds of 500 Mbit/s available everywhere – in the
    countryside and in the city.
  • No loss of performance when Internet, TV and phone are used at the
    same time
  • No loss of performance for homes further away from the splitter
  • Interference-resistant thanks to external conductor for coaxial
    cable (e.g. in bad weather)
  • Internet speeds of several Gigabits per second are possible
  • Future-proof
  • 100% privately financed 

Important information about UPC’s fibre optic cable network

UPC does not build it own fibre optic networks. We rely on our own, future proof fibre optic cable network and are continuously expanding this across geographic regions. So that we can expand our footprint even further, however, we rent sections of existing fibre optic networks in regions that lie outside our own footprint. 

Does the Internet speed suffer, the greater the distance that the data has to travel via coaxial cable when a combination of coaxial and fibre optic cable is used?

No, the Internet speed does not depend on the distance of the home from the splitter within our fibre optic cable network. The performance stays the same and we offer Internet speeds of 500 Mbit/s, regardless of the distance from the splitter. The same is not true of DSL providers: via copper cable, the speed suffers, the further away the home is from the splitter. 

What maximum speeds (upload and download) are technically possible with a combination of coaxial and fibre optic cable? 

Within our fibre optic cable network, we currently offer our customers an Internet speed of 500 Mbit/s for downloads and 50 Mbit/s for uploads. These Internet speeds fully meet our customers’ needs at present.


Should customer requirements change, however, our fibre optic cable infrastructure gives us the technological advantage that we can offer Internet speeds of several Gigabits per second – both symmetrical and asymmetrical.