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New priorities for digital Switzerland


New priorities for digital Switzerland

The aspects of data and the environment are to be given greater emphasis in the digital policy of the Confederation in future. To make this possible, on 11 September 2020 the Federal Council adopted the updated “Digital Switzerland” strategy.

New DAB+ information campaign


Thanks to positive DAB+ listener numbers, radio stations plan to phase out FM broadcasting in 2022/2023

71 percent of the Swiss population now receive radio programmes digitally, while the proportion using only analogue FM transmissions has fallen to just 13 percent. On 27 August 2020, the radio sector thus presented its planned phase-out of FM transmissions, which is to take place in two stages between August 2022 (SRG) and January 2023 (private stations).

New stories from everyday digital life

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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.


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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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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