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 UPC, as well as Suissedigital and Quickline – the cable (CATV) operators.

In the case of the mobile market in Switzerland, the three mobile network operators Swisscom, Sunrise UPC 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, Coop Mobile), Sunrise (Yallo, Lebara, Ortel) and Salt (Lidl Connect). 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)

- Comparis media release of 28 October 2021: Trendwende: Smartphones werden immer länger genutzt (https://www.comparis.ch/comparis/press/medienmitteilungen/artikel/2021/digital/smartphonestudie/trendwende) (German, French, Italian)

- Connect trade magazine, Der grosse Mobilfunk-Netztest 2022 (https://www.connect.de/specials/netztest/) (German)

- Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2021 (https://www.ericsson.com/4ad7e9/assets/local/reports-papers/mobility-report/documents/2021/ericsson-mobility-report-november-2021.pdf)

- European Commission, Digital agenda scoreboard key indicators (https://digital-agenda-data.eu/datasets/digital_agenda_scoreboard_key_indicators/)

- Federal Office of Communications, Statistical Observatory (https://www.bakom.admin.ch/bakom/en/homepage/telecommunication/facts-and-figures/statistical-observatory.html)

- Gartner media release of 3 February 2021: Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow 11% in 2021 (https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-02-03-gartner-says-worldwide-smartphone-sales-to-grow-11-percent-in-2021)

- IDATE Digiworld for FTTH Council, 2020 Market Panorama, April 2020 (https://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/FTTH Council Europe - Panorama at September 2019 - Webinar Version .pdf)

- IDC media release of 2 December 2021: Global Smartphone Shipments Expected to Grow 5.3% in 2021, Despite Supply Chain Constraints, According to IDC (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS48453121)

- IDC media release of 27 January 2022: Smartphone Shipments Declined in the Fourth Quarter But 2021 Was Still a Growth Year with a 5.7% Increase in Shipments, According to IDC (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS48830822)

- IGEM-Digimonitor 2021, Studienresultate zur Schweizer Mediennutzung, 30.8.2021 (https://www.igem.ch/download/Zusammenfassung-IGEM-Digimonitor-2021.pdf) (German)

- Liberty Global, UPC Reports Preliminary Q3 2021 Results (https://www.libertyglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Fixed-Income-Q3-2021-Release.pdf)

- Liberty Global, UPC Reports Preliminary Q4 2021 Results (https://www.libertyglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/UPC-Fixed-Income-Q4-2021-Release.pdf)

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

- Quickline Holding AG media release, 30 March 2022: Quickline wächst weiter in Mobile sowie TV-Streaming und freut sich über hohe Kundenzufriedenheit (https://quickline.ch/ueber-quickline/medien/quickline-wachst-weiter-in-mobile-sowie-tv-streaming-und-freut-sich-uber-hohe-kundenzufriedenheit) (German)

- Recommerce media release of 22 February 2022: Der Markt für gebrauchte Smartphones (https://www.recommerce-group.com/de/infografiken-recommerce-2021-der-markt-fuer-gebrauchte-smartphone/) (German)

- Salt media release, 30 March 2022: Salt – 2021 full-year results (https://fiber.salt.ch/sites/default/files/2022-03/20220330-PR-Q42021-EN.pdf)

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

- Suissedigital media release of 31 March 2022: 2021 review: SUISSEDIGITAL-Netze bleiben klarer Marktführer im Fernsehen (https://www.suissedigital.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/suissedigital/public/de/medienmitteilungen/2022/Medienmitteilung-Jahresrueckblick_SD-31.03.2022.pdf) (German)

- Sunrise UPC media release of 18 February 2022: Solides Geschäftsjahr 2021: Sunrise UPC steigert Umsatz und Kundenzahlen
(https://www.sunrise.ch/de/corporate-communications/medien/pressemitteilungen/newscontent.html#id=https://irpages2.eqs.com/websites/swissfeed/German/99/detail-page.html?newsId=0826619d-cf34-4bdd-9a8c-6b1dd5e7c862) (German)

- Sunrise UPC media release of 4 November 2021: Solid Q3 2021: Sunrise UPC continues to drive market momentum (https://www.upc.ch/de/ueber-uns/mediencenter/medienmitteilungen/details.a2fff238-2e6b-4904-bfe2-22e597fc8980.html/)

- Swisscom media release of 22 March 2022: Swisscom to continue operating 3G mobile technology until the end of 2025 (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/news/2022/03/22-3g-bis-ende-2025.html#ms-multipageStep-newsletter)

- Swisscom media release of 25 February 2022: Carbon-free surfing and streaming for Switzerland: Swisscom becomes first provider to make all subscriptions climate neutral, at no extra cost (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/news/2022/02/25-gogreen.html#ms-multipageStep-newsletter)

- Swisscom media release of 23 November 2021: Free surfing on trains for Swisscom customers (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/news/2021/11/23-gratis-surfen-im-zug.html#ms-multipageStep-newsletter)

- Swisscom report on the progress of unbundling and interconnection 2021 (https://www.swisscom.ch/content/dam/swisscom/de/ws/documents/D_Entbuendelung/bericht_zur_entbuendelungundinterkonnektion12-2021.pdf) (German)

- Swisscom Annual Report 2021: (https://www.swisscom.ch/report2021-pdf)

- Swisscom interim report, January to September 2021 (https://www.swisscom.ch/content/dam/swisscom/de/about/investoren/documents/2021/2021-q3-interim-report-en.pdf)