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, 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)

- Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2018, Results for Switzerland

- DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) Report 2018 – Connectivity, European Commission, May 2018

- Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2019

- Ericsson Mobility Report, Q4 2019 Update, February 2020

- European Commission, Electronic communications market indicators, Broadband indicators July 2018

- European Commission, Electronic communications market indicators, Financial indicators, fixed and mobile telephony, broadcasting and bundled services indicators – 2017 

- Federal Office of Communications, Collection of Statistical Data

- Federal Statistical Office, Permanent and non-permanent resident population by citizenship category, gender and canton, 3rd quarter 2019

- Gartner Press Release, 28 January 2020: Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales Will Grow 3% in 2020

- GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) – Evolution from LTE to 5G : Global Market Status, October 2019

- GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) – LTE and 5G : Market growth and forecasts, January 2020

- GSMA, The Mobile Economy 2020

- 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 Press Release, February 27, 2020: Worldwide Smartphone Market Rebound on Standby as COVID-19 Outbreak Limits Short-Term Global Outlook, According to IDC

- IDC Press Release, January 30, 2020: Apple Takes Top Spot in Q4 2019 Worldwide Smartphone Market While Huawei Rises to Number 2 Globally for 2019, According to IDC

- IDC Press Release, 13 January 2020: Worldwide Market for Used Smartphones Forecast to Grow to 332.9 Million Units with a Market Value of $67 Trillion in 2023, According to IDC

- JAMES study: Flat rate streaming is increasingly popular with adolescents

- OECD Broadband Portal

- Open Signal Mobile Networks Experience Report : Switzerland – December 2019

- Quickline Holding AG, press release of 24 March 2020: Quickline erzielt solides Ergebnis und wächst weiter im Mobile-Bereich
(https://quickline.ch/ueber-quickline/medien/quickline-erzielt-solides-ergebnis-und-wachst-weiter-im-mobile-bereich) (in German)

- Salt Press release of 24 March 2020, 2019 Full Year Results

- SBB Cargo, media release of 5 February 2019: Best mobile phone reception on Swiss trains
(https://www.sbbcargo.com/de/medien/cargo-medienmitteilungen/detail.html/2019/2/0502-1) (in German)

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

- Suissedigital, press release of 5 March 2020: 2019 in retrospect: Suissedigital draws a positive balance
(https://www.suissedigital.ch/suissedigital/medien/detail/2019-im-rueckblick-suissedigital-zieht-positive-bilanz/) (in German)

- Sunrise Annual report 2019

- Swisscom report on the progress of unbundling and interconnection 2019
(https://www.swisscom.ch/.../bericht_zum_fortschrittderentbuendelungundinterkonnektion12-2019.pdf) (in German)

 - Swisscom Annual Report 2019

- Teldas, Number Portability 2019

- The big mobile phone network test 2020, connect trade journal
(https://www.connect.de/specials/netztest/) (in German only)

- UPC, press release of 14 February 2020: Fourth quarter of 2019: UPC growth plan on track, best customer satisfaction since 2009
(https://www.upc.ch/de/ueber-uns/mediencenter/medienmitteilungen/details.351_16942_e9fjf0.html/) (in German)

- Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2019, Cable.co.uk and M-Lab, July 2019