Swiss cable operator UPC is currently preparing the introduction of 1Gbps internet access which it wants to make available on its entire network later this year.
The move is part of the CHF275 million (€253 million) the Liberty Global subsidiary is investing in its products, network and customer service in 2019.
UPC stresses that, unlike its competition, which currently only offers gigabit speeds in metropolitan areas, the company will be the only provider in Switzerland capable of introducing gigabit speeds across its entire coverage area – urban and rural – thanks to its fibre-optic cable technology.
“With the introduction of nationwide gigabit offers, we are taking digitisation in Switzerland to a new level,” said UPC CEO Severina Pascu. “On the one hand, rural regions will gain access to gigabit speeds for the first time ever, benefiting both residential and business customers throughout the country, while on the other hand we are offering an attractive alternative in cities with existing gigabit offerings.”
As part of the preparations for 1Gbps internet, UPC will run certain network adjustments on August 27, 2019. During this time, some TV services might be impacted.
After the adjustments have been completed, the majority of TV devices – such as UPC TV and Horizon recorders – will automatically recognise the changes and run a channel search. On older TV sets directly connected to the cable network, customers may have to perform a channel search manually.
Detailed information and instructions can be found at www.upc.ch/change.