In Focus

Exemption from the radio and television fee


Exemption from the radio and television fee still possible until the end of 2023

Households that have no means of receiving radio or television programmes can also apply this year to opt out of paying the radio and television fee. The possibility to opt out ends on 31 December 2023.

The Federal Office of Communications


The 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.

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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.


Adaptive antennas

In this OFCOM explanatory video, you can find out how adaptive antennas improve reception for mobile telephony users.

DETEC eGovernment portal

You can access a range of
OFCOM services via
DETEC's eGovernment


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.

Drohnen und Flugmodelle

Drones and model aircraft

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

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