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 (Analysys Mason, IDC, Gartner…). 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)

- Akamai, The State of Internet, First Quarter 2017 (https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/global-state-of-the-internet-connectivity-reports.jsp)

- Analysys Mason, Telecoms Market Matrix: Western Europe 3Q 2017, January 2018

- Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2017 (https://www.ericsson.com/en/mobility-report)

- European Commission, Digital Scoreboard 2017, Broadband indicators July 2017 (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/broadband-data-files-digital-scoreboard-2017)

- Gartner Press Release : Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Recorded First Ever Decline During the Fourth Quarter of 2017 (https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3859963)

- GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) – LTE Subscriptions to 3Q 2017 (https://gsacom.com/)

- GSMA The Mobile Economy. Europe 2017 (https://www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/europe/)

- IDATE Digiworld for FTTH Council, Market Panorama, February 2018 (http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/IDATE_European_FTTH_B_panorama%20_at_Sept_2017_VF.pdf)

- IDC Press Release : Smartphones Hit Pivotal Stage as Worldwide Shipment Volumes Decline 0.5% in 2017, But Return to Growth is Expected, According to IDC (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS43591418)

- Liberty Global Reports Q4 and Full-Year 2017 Results (http://www.libertyglobal.com/pdf/press-release/Liberty-Global-Q4-2017-Press-Release.pdf)

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

- Federal Statistical Office, Permanent and non-permanent resident population by category of citizenship, sex and canton, at the end of the third quarter 2017 (only in French, German and Italian) (https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/fr/home/statistiques/population.html)

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

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

- Suissedigital Press release, 7th february 2018 (in French and German) (https://www.suissedigital.ch/fr/suissedigital/medias/detail/suissedigital-les-reseaux-cables-gagnent-62-000-abonnes/)

- Sunrise Annual report 2017 (https://www.sunrise.ch/content/dam/sunrise/corporate/documents/ir-reports-presentations/2017/Sunrise_Annual_Report_2017.pdf)

- 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)

- Swisscom Annual report 2017 (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/investors/financial-calendar/annual-results-2017.html)

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

- UPC Press release, 15th february 2018: Annual results 2017. UPC posts growth  in number of subscriptions (https://www.upc.ch/en/about-us/media-centre/media-releases/details.351_13819_wojvj0.html/)