Numbering and telephony

Information on telephone numbers used in the telecommunications sector, number portability, carrier selection, migration of the areas code 01 to 044, directory services, laws and decrees etc.

Universal service

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, internet access service and the provision of special services for the disabled.

Telecommunication services providers (TSP)

- Registration and publication TSP
- Radio licences
- List of TSP
- Emergency call services
- Guidelines for the security

Network access

- The concept of network access
- Law and jurisprudence
- Form for access applications
- Access agreements
- Technology working group


The goal of Swiss telecommunications regulation is to ensure that the population and economy are provided with diverse, inexpensive, high-quality and competitive telecommunications services. To this end, the legislation grants telecommunications service providers (TSP) rights in relation to the State or to other providers, though it also imposes obligations on TSPs.


- 5G
- High-speed broadband
- Broadband
- Narrowband
- Local networks


During trips abroad, using your mobile phone to make or receive calls, to send or receive text (SMS) or media (MMS) messages, or to access the internet could cost you dearly.

Practical info

- 0900, 0901, 0906 - Numbers that cost more
- SMSs and MMSs that cost more
- Spam - Spamming - Spammer


- The directory enquiry services
- Added-value service numbers 0900, 0901, 0906
- Telephone number
- Voice over IP
- Universal service
- Telecommunication
- Optical fibres and Fiber to the home

Facts and figures

- Studies
- Statistical observatory

Broadband atlas

The broadband atlas shows the broadband network coverage situation in Switzerland. The maps provide information on both fixed network connections and the availability of mobile communication networks.