Swisscom loses enchantment over fibe-optic requirements

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ZURICH, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has rejected Swisscom’s (SCMN.S) enchantment over the requirements it has to make use of in increasing fibre-optic networks to shoppers, the court docket stated on Tuesday.

The case centred on whether or not Swisscom might use a unique customary than the one telecoms corporations had agreed in a spherical desk with regulators, the court docket stated in an announcement.

The Swiss Competition Commission had provisionally prohibited Swisscom from pursuing its community growth till the fee had concluded an investigation, a call that Swisscom had appealed in opposition to in January.

“Swisscom was unable to credibly substantiate to the court that there were sufficient technological or economic grounds to deviate from the fibre-optic standard,” it dominated in a verdict which may be appealed on the Swiss supreme court docket.

Reporting by Michael Shields;
Editing by Alison Williams

The logo of Swiss telecoms group Swisscom is seen at an office building, in Zurich, Switzerland May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo