Facts and figures

You can find here some data providing a brief overview of the evolution of the telecommunications market in Switzerland.

In order to produce its aggregations of statistical data, ComCom relies primarily on the official figures published by the main telecommunications service providers.

With regard to the fixed broadband communications market in Switzerland – including the internet and digital TV – this involves telecommunications operators Swisscom and Sunrise, as well as Suissedigital, UPC and Quickline – the cable (CATV) operators.

In the case of the mobile market in Switzerland, the three mobile network operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt are involved. The figures published by these operators include the connections of virtual operators or resellers of services using the networks of Swisscom (M-Budget), Sunrise (Yallo, Lebara, Ortel) and Salt (Coop Mobile). The other virtual operators have marginal shares of the market.

For the international comparisons, ComCom uses publications by the OECD, the EU or specialised research institutes (IDC, Strategy Analytics…). Depending on the case in question, some figures used are based on estimates.

These figures are updated regularly, as far as possible. The list of sources (below) includes all the sources used.


Further information

The official telecommunications statistics and further informations are available on the OFCOM-website. Data about prices of mobile, fixed and broadband communications are also available on the OFCOM-Website :


(sorted by alphabetical order, incl. links, if available)

- CFF News: De quoi le nouvel Internet gratuit à bord des trains est-il capable? (https://news.sbb.ch/fr/article/83267/de-quoi-le-nouvel-internet-gratuit-a-bord-des-trains-est-il-capable)

- Deloitte, Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2018, Results for Switzerland

- DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) Report 2018 – Connectivity, European Commission, Mai
2018 (https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=52245)

- Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2018 (https://www.ericsson.com/en/mobility-report)

- Ericsson Mobility Report, Q4 2018 Update, February 2019

- European Commission, Electronic communications market indicators, Broadband indicators July 2018 (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/connectivity)

- European Commission, Electronic communications market indicators, Financial indicators, fixed and mobile telephony, broadcasting and bundled services indicators - 2017 (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/connectivity)

- Federal Office of Communication, Statistical observatory

- Federal Statistical Office, Permanent and non-permanent resident population by category of citizenship, sex and canton, at the end of the third quarter 2018 (only in French, German and Italian)

- GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) – LTE Subscriptions to 2Q 2018 (https://gsacom.com/)

- GSMA, The Mobile Economy 2019 (https://www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/)

- IDATE Digiworld for FTTH Council, Market Panorama, March 2019

- IDC Press Release, December 11, 2018: Smartphone Shipments Expected to Further Decline in 2018
Before Returning to Growth in 2019, According to IDC

- JAMES study: Flat rate streaming is increasingly popular with adolescents (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/medien/press-releases/2018/11/20181109-mm-james-studie.html)

- Medienmitteilung Quickline Holding AG vom 3. April 2019: Quickline mit anhaltend starkem Wachstum im Mobile-Bereich

- Netztest der Fachzeitschrift connect (https://www.connect.de/specials/netztest/)

- OECD Broadband Portal (http://www.oecd.org/internet/broadband/broadband-statistics/)

- Open Signal State of Mobile Networks: Switzerland - June 2018

- Open Signal Mobile Networks Update: Switzerland - November 2018

- Salt Press release from 13 March 2019, 2018 Full Year Results

- Strategy Analytics (Teligen Price Benchmarking System, Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK)

- Suissedigital Press release, 27th february 2019 (in French and German)

- Sunrise Annual report 2018 (https://www.sunrise.ch/content/dam/sunrise/corporate/documents/ir-reports-presentations/2019/Annual%20Report%202018_final.pdf)

- Swisscom Annual report 2018 (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/investors/reports.html)

- Swisscom Report on the progress of unbundling and interconnection 2017 (in German) (https://www.swisscom.ch/dam/swisscom/de/ws/documents/D_Entbuendelung/bericht_zum_fortschrittderentbuendelungundinterkonnektion12-2017.pdf)

- Teldas, Number Portability 2017 (https://www.teldas.ch/)

- UPC Press release, 27th february 2019: Strong performance in Mobile and B2B in the fourth quarter of 2018 (https://www.upc.ch/en/about-us/media-centre/media-releases/details.351_15448_oyfhs0.html/)

- Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2018, Cable.co.uk and M-Lab, August 2018, (https://www.cable.co.uk/broadband/speed/worldwide-speed-league/)