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Digital Switzerland


Digital Switzerland

Digitalisation increasingly defines our lives today. For a country such as Switzerland, which lacks natural resources, it is important to make the best use of the opportunities for society and the economy which arise from digital change, for the benefit of all.

Mobile communications: evolution towards 5G


Mobile communications: evolution towards 5G

Every year the quantity of data exchanged on the mobile network doubles. The introduction of the 3rd generation 3G (UMTS) in the middle of the 2000s, and then the rollout of the 4th generation 4G (LTE) from 2012 onwards has made it possible to cover requirements, until now. These technologies, however, are now reaching their limits. The introduction of 5G will make it possible to appreciably increase data transmission capacities.

Stories from the Internet

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

Stories from the Internet: Avoiding pitfalls on the internet with the help of a comic strip

How can you avoid mishaps on the net? A comic strip published by the Federal Office of Communications illustrates the elementary precautions to be taken in the virtual world. "Stories from the Internet" are available on paper, in PDF format or online. They have been a great success, in particular as teaching material used in schools, in Switzerland naturally, but also in Belgium, Canada, Germany and Bosnia, where the comic strip has been translated into the three national languages of this country.

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is active in the media, telecommunications & postal services and information society sectors in Switzerland. The Office ensures a stable and progressive communications infrastructure, lays the foundations for a strong Swiss media center and coordinates the implementation of the "Digital Switzerland" Strategy. 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.


63% of radio usage is already digital - FM is declining

The trend towards digital radio continues: sixty-three percent of radio broadcasts in Switzerland are already being consumed digitally. And according to studies available to OFCOM, a total of 3.6 million devices are now in circulation.

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Please do not disturb

Internet and stores abroad are full of interesting offers for wireless devices (drones, remote controlled toys, radio equipment, repeater,...). All are using frequencies to communicate with each other or with their base. If they operate on frequencies which are not assigned to them, they can cause disturbances. Before a purchase, watch OFCOM's video, you will find the points you should keep in mind.


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