The merger of Sunrise and UPC marks a significant restructuring of the Swiss broadband market, and it blurs the distinction between telecommunications providers and cable network operators.
Market share of broadband connections in Switzerland
However, looking at broadband providers as a whole (CATV, DSL and FTTx) Swisscom remains far ahead of its closest competitors, with a market share of 49.5%.
Sunrise UPC's market share is around 28.5%. As a reminder, Sunrise occupied 13.1% and UPC 15.6% in 2020. Other cable network operators accounted for approximately 13% of the market, including Quickline's 4%. Other telecom providers came in at 5% and Salt at 4%.
* The above figures for broadband connections in Switzerland include Swisscom's customers who are supplied via an FTTH/B connection as well as via hybrid fibre and copper technologies (FTTC and FTTS), plus the customers of alternative providers who use the network of the historic provider or the public utilities infrastructure.
Last modification 20.05.2022