In Focus

DAB+ / Switzerland goes digital


Switzerland goes digital – DAB+ is now the most widely used radio reception method

The trend towards digital radio is continuing: three quarters of radio usage is now digital. DAB+ is the most widely used radio reception method, in all parts of the country. Only one in eight people say they still tune in exclusively to FM radio.

New technology, new antennas


New technology, new antennas

For the deployment of 5G, operators are installing new so-called adaptive antennas that transmit information specifically to individual users who therefore enjoy an optimal data transmission rate. In all other directions, the radiation is reduced. OFCOM conducted tests on the adaptive antennas and presented its results in two reports.

The Federal Office of Communications

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Federal Office of Communications

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 and lays the foundations for a strong Swiss media center.

New stories from everyday digital life

The Websters

New stories from everyday digital life

The national prevention campaign to highlight the dangers posed by everyday digital life is being expanded to include twelve new comic strip stories. Through its adventures, the fictional Webster family makes the population aware of how information and communication technologies can be used sensibly and safely.

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Please do not disturb

OFCOM’s video will show you the points you should keep in mind when purchasing wireless devices (e.g. drones, radio equipment).



Using your mobile phone abroad for calls, to send and receive SMS/MMS or to access the internet could cost you dearly.

Drohnen und Flugmodelle

Drones and model aircraft

Drones are remote-controlled aircraft. Legally, they are equivalent to model aircraft and are considered radio equipment.

Internationale Aktivitäten

International activities

Due to the globalization in telecommunications and electronic media, OFCOM is also pursuing major activities abroad.


Frequency use

In order to prevent interference, the use of the frequency spectrum, with or without licences, is being regulated.


Radiocommunication exams

Necessary information regarding maritime radiocommunication examinations and beacons can be found on this page.

Newsletter und Social-Media

Newsletter and social media

Keep up to date with the latest news concerning OFCOM and its areas of activity through its newsletter and social media. 

Standorte von Sendeanlagen

Location of radio transmitters

This map shows the sites of all transmitters being operated to ensure broadcast services and telecommunications services.


Evolution towards 5G

OFCOM conducted tests on the adaptive antennas and
presented its results in two reports.

Press Releases


Java script is required to display press releases. If you are unable or unwilling to activate Java script you may use the link below to access the Federal Administration News Portal, where you can read the announcements.

To the Federal Administration News Portal


Other OFCOM sites