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Swisscom network down for most of Switzerland this week

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At 11:20am on Tuesday 3 August 2021, Swisscom’s network went down for 45 minutes, according to Fing, a network monitoring service. © Rostislav Ageev | Dreamstime.comThe outage stretched across nearly all of Switzerland’s highly populated plateau as well as the most southern part of the canton of Ticino, affecting most of the company’s customers – see image below. According to Fing, the network drop rate reached 71% of connections at its peak, affecting both fixed and mobile connections. Swisscom is Switzerland’s largest telecommunications company with around 60% of the mobile market and 67% of broadband internet connections. It is 51% owned by the Federal Government, which means part of the company’s profits indirectly benefit taxpayers via dividends paid to the government as a

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At 11:20am on Tuesday 3 August 2021, Swisscom’s network went down for 45 minutes, according to Fing, a network monitoring service.

© Rostislav Ageev | Dreamstime.com

The outage stretched across nearly all of Switzerland’s highly populated plateau as well as the most southern part of the canton of Ticino, affecting most of the company’s customers – see image below.

Swisscom network down for most of Switzerland this week

According to Fing, the network drop rate reached 71% of connections at its peak, affecting both fixed and mobile connections.

Swisscom is Switzerland’s largest telecommunications company with around 60% of the mobile market and 67% of broadband internet connections. It is 51% owned by the Federal Government, which means part of the company’s profits indirectly benefit taxpayers via dividends paid to the government as a shareholder.

According to the newspaper Le Matin, Swisscom suffered another major nationwide outage in March.

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