Huawei wins Swisscom FTTS deal

Swisscom is deepening ties with Chinese vendor Huawei, selecting the firm to provide fiber to the street (FTTS) in non-urban areas of Switzerland.
The Swiss incumbent operator plans to begin deploying FTTS from the end of 2013 and has contracted Huawei to run fiber to within 200 meters of buildings in areas away from major urban centers. The carrier states data rates of 100-Mbps will be possible on its FTTS network, which forms a key part of a goal to cover 80% of the country with fiber by 2020.
Heinz Herren, head of network & IT division at Swisscom, says Huawei has proven to be a “trustworthy partner” with a “high degree of security awareness,” during previous fiber rollout contracts.