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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.


New DAB+ information campaign


New DAB+ information campaign prepares for the phase-out of FM

The FM frequencies in Switzerland will be switched off by the end of 2024 at the latest. In order to prepare the population for the switch to digital radio reception, the OFCOM has launched a new DAB+ information campaign.

New radio and television fee


Radio and television fee

In principle, all Swiss households as well as businesses and collective households pay a fee for radio and television. A new feature is that the obligation to pay the fee is no longer dependent on whether equipment which makes it possible to receive radio or television programme services (radios or TV sets, smartphones, tablets or computers with internet access) is present.

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.

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Swiss Internet Governance Forum

The next Swiss IGF will take place on Monday, 28 September 2020 in the Welle7 centre in Bern. Participation at the IGF is open to all and is free of charge.


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.


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