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 Swisscom, Sunrise and Quickline, as well as the association of cable operators (CATV) Suissedigital.

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, Gartner, 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 press release of 6 December 2022: Smartphone-Nutzung in der Schweiz: Nachhaltigkeit bleibt Wunsch, (https://www.comparis.ch/preisvergleich/info/smartphone/smartphone-iphone-android) (German)

- Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2022, (https://www.ericsson.com/4ae28d/assets/local/reports-papers/mobility-report/documents/2022/ericsson-mobility-report-november-2022.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,

- FTTH Council Europe, FTTH/B Market Panorama in Europe 2022, published on 24 May 2022,

- FTTH Council Europe, FTTH Market Forecasts 2022-2027, published on 24 May 2022,

- Gartner press release of 31 January 2023: Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Device Shipments to Decline 4% in 2023,

- GSA Report, July 2022: 2G and 3G Switch-Off, (https://gsacom.com/paper/2g-3g-switch-off-july-2022-summary-report/)

- IDC press release of 25 January 2023: Smartphone Shipments Suffer the Largest-Ever Decline with 18.3% Drop in the Holiday Quarter and a 11.3% Decline in 2022, According to IDC Tracker, (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS50146623)

- IDC press release of 9 January 2023: IDC Forecasts Nearly 415 million Used Smartphones Will Be Shipped Worldwide in 2026 with a Market Value of $99.9 Billion, (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS50005523)

- IDC press release of 2 December 2022: Global Smartphone Shipments Continue to be Impacted by Slowed Demand and Setbacks in China, According to IDC Tracker, (https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS49927022)

- Liberty Global, UPC Reports Preliminary Q4 2022 Results,

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

- Quickline Holding AG press release of 29 March 2023: Quickline wächst bei Mobile-Abos, TV-Streaming und steigert die hohe Kundenzufriedenheit, (https://quickline.ch/media/eoqbmgwb/230329-quickline-gesch%C3%A4ftsabschluss-2022-f%C3%BCr-web.pdf) (German)

- Salt press release of 2 February 2023: Salt achieves 99.9% network coverage throughout Switzerland, (https://www.salt.ch/sites/default/files/2023-02/Press%20release_99.9%20network%20coverage_20230202.pdf)

- Salt press release of 24 March 2023, Salt – Full Year Results 2022,

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

- Suissedigital press release of 18 April 2023: 2022 review: SUISSEDIGITAL-Mitglieder gewinnen rund 150'000 Abonnemente, (https://www.suissedigital.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/suissedigital/public/de/medienmitteilungen/2023/Medienmitteilung-Jahresrueckblick_SD-18.04.2023.pdf) (German)

- Sunrise press release of 23 February 2023: Continued customer growth momentum and stable full year revenue and Adjusted EBITDA, (https://www.sunrise.ch/en/corporate-communications/media/pressemitteilungen#id=irpages2.eqs.com/websites/swissfeed/English/99/detail-page.html?newsId=84fff3dd-b3f3-4d14-a121-9a1785ce7295)

- Sunrise press release of 3 August 2022: Sunrise to deactivate 2G as of January 3, 2023, (https://mailing-ircockpit.eqs.com/crm-mailing/f4b46288-e4c1-1015-a68b-b34b05d60f5f/f667ef86-93ce-4958-b22b-865eed8c169a/00d39ee3-ce1a-4f68-916d-237b9cb2ae60/20220803_PR+2G_Switch+Off_EN.pdf)

- Swisscom press release of 22 March 2022: Swisscom to continue operating 3G mobile technology until the end of 2025,

- Swisscom press release of 9 February 2023: Strong 2022: high customer loyalty and successful product, (https://www.swisscom.ch/en/about/news/2023/02/09-results-2022.html)

- Swisscom Annual Report 2022, (https://reports.swisscom.ch/download/2022/en/swisscom_geschaeftsbericht_gesamt_2022_en.pdf)