Newsletter No 388 (15.01.2020)

You could be interested by new pages which have been published on the OFCOM website between 15.12.2019 and 14.01.2020.


Mobile communications services

The mobile communication services index, based on the three main Swiss service providers, decreased by 41.5% for an average user compared to the previous year. This decrease is to be qualified according to the market segments (subscriptions or prepaid cards). For an average user with a subscription, prices decreased by 37.9%, while with a prepaid card the index shows a decrease of 42.4%. Several mobile service resellers were also considered in the analysis and their performance was compared with the total indices that are manufactured with the three main suppliers only. The analysis includes mobile telephony, SMS and mobile data services.


Fixed telephony services

The fixed telephony services index, based on the main Swiss providers, increased very slightly by 0.6% for an average user compared with the previous year.


Broadband services

The broadband services index for average users (the least expensive products with downlink data rates equal to or greater than 25 Mbit/s) increased by 1.2% compared with the previous year. The average data rate of the products selected for an average user was 61 Mbit/s, compared with 44 Mbit/s in 2018.



What kind of broadcasts can I actually receive at home and on which frequencies can I find the programmes I am looking for? All these questions can be answered by our overview of transmitter locations in Switzerland.


National Frequency Allocation Plan

The allocation of frequencies to different radio services is laid down in the national frequency allocation plan.
This consists of the actual plan (radio services classified according to frequency ranges) and the annexes with rules for utilisation of the corresponding frequency range.


The universal service for telecommunications

The purpose of the universal service is to guarantee that a basic telecommunications services offer is made available to all sections of the population and in all the regions of the country. These services must be affordable, reliable and of a certain quality. The universal service includes telephony, telefax, data transmission, broadband internet connections, access to the emergency services, public payphones and the provision of special services for the disabled.


Specialist staff
Last modification 15.01.2020

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