Com Hem has completed the largest upgrade in the history of the Swedish telco. Work on the Stockholm network began in 2007 and subsequently 300,000 households have been readied for advanced television services and the highest broadband speeds.
The network upgrade commenced following the purchase of UPC Sweden, the old StärnTV operation. Modernisation was conducted in three phases, with a total of SEK100 million (€11.4 million) invested in the project.
“We now have modern equipment in place throughout our network, which means a considerable improvement in quality. Modernisation means we can offer more domestic capacity-demanding services such as TV on demand and high speed broadband services that we are seeing more and more customers are asking for,” said Martin Kull, director of technology and business development, Com Hem. About 100 people worked on the project that at its height upgraded properties at a rate of between 50 and 100 a day.
Fault reports within the Stockholm area were reduced by some 33% ahead of the third and final phase.