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Federal Office of Communications

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) deals with questions related to telecommunications, broadcasting and post. In these areas, OFCOM is responsible for tasks relating to regulation and to national authority, in particular ensuring the quality of the universal service and the public service. The Office prepares the decisions of the Swiss government (the Federal Council), the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). OFCOM is also developing international activities.

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The World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-15), which closes today in Geneva, enabled identification at the global level of new spectrum to accommodate the development of mobile broadband communications. Consensus was reached after four weeks of negotiations. This represents a success for the Swiss delegation, with all objectives set by the Federal Council achieved.

From summer 2017, all mobile telephones sold on the Swiss market will be compatible with a universal charger. The Federal Council today accepted the revision of two ordinances on telecommunications and electrical equipment. It is a question of harmonising the technical requirements in Switzerland with those of the European Union.

Together with other partners from the Confederation and cantons and the Pro Juventute Schweiz foundation, the Federal Office of Communications OFCOM has published "Stories from the internet". This publication, in the form of 15 comic-strip stories about a family’s experiences on the internet, is intended to raise the population’s awareness about a prudent, safety-conscious approach to dealing with information and communication technologies (ICT).

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Radio and television (16.10.2015)
The radio and television statistics from the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) are based on the annual activity report that all broadcasters holding a licence granted by the Confederation or with an expenditure of over CHF 200'000 are obliged to submit.

Within the framework of the 2015 edition of the Going Local, representatives of the European Ccommission came on 1 July to Bern to discuss digital matters with the Swiss authorities. Going Local is the European Commission's outreach to stakeholders and citizens in Member States and neighbouring countries on digital matters. On the agenda of this 2015 edition were topics such as the new Strategy for a "Digital Single Market in Europe", data protection, copyright, e-health, e-government, telecommunications and media.

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