Information notes

The effect of changes in the legal framework for telecommunications equipment

The telecommunications sector continues to evolve rapidly, and the same applies to the legal framework defining the conditions for placing telecommunications equipment on the market. So when there is a change in the legal framework, what is the effect in terms of equipment already sold, on store shelves or in production by manufacturers?

Purchase of radio equipment abroad for one's own use

When travelling abroad or when surfing the internet, one frequently comes across interesting offers for wireless devices such as drones, mobile telephones, remote controlled toys, etc. However, in some circumstances they may cause interference in Switzerland. This fact sheet indicates what you should be aware of when importing radio equipment for private use.

Purchase of radio equipment abroad for resale in Switzerland

Interesting offers for radio equipment can often be found on the internet. These must comply with certain requirements so that they do not cause interference to the frequency spectrum in Switzerland. This fact sheet shows what you should be aware of when importing radio equipment. We limit ourselves to the requirements of the Telecommunications Act. Other statutory requirements which are outside OFCOM's area of responsibility are not covered.

Specialist staff
Last modification 11.03.2020

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