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Comunicazione mobile: evoluzione verso il 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.

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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Media Monitor Switzerland

Media Monitor Switzerland

Medienmonitor Schweiz (Media Monitor Switzerland) examines the role played by the media in relation to opinion-forming in Switzerland and documents the balances of power and business ties in the media market.

Cancellation of the Swiss Internet Governance Forum

Important information: Due to the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Swiss IGF can unfortunately not take place on March 18 in Bern. At the moment we are considering whether this year’s edition will be postponed or has to be cancelled completely. We will of course keep you informed.


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