Financial results / Investments

An investment is a sum of money spent to build up fixed assets intended to maintain or increase the operational capacity of a business. Investments are generally broken down into three sub-categories: investment in tangible, intangible and financial fixed assets.

Total investments attributable to the telecommunication sector by category as of 31.12 (in millions of Swiss francs) (Table F2)
  2017 2018 2019 2020 prov. Var. 19-20
2'174 2'112 1'744 1'854 6.3%
In operating equipment necessary for telecommunications 2'098 2'031 1'691 1'693 0.1%
      Fixed network 1'259 1'252 1'122 1'043 -7.1%
      Mobile network 503 546 382 526 37.9%
      Other 337 233 188 124 -34.1%
Other 76 81 53 161 203.9%
Intangible assets b 741 652 764 569 -25.5%
Financial assets c 44 32 279 258 -7.5%
Other  -20 0.7 8.0 6 -23.8%
Total 2'938 2'797 2'795 2'688 -3.8%
Notes :
a) Investments in the operating equipment necessary for telecommunications (on fixed and mobile networks).
b) Licences, patents, goodwill.
c) Holdings, etc.

- In this table, the totals do not always correspond exactly to their constituent elements. These small differences are due to rounding up or down.
- The percentages in the last column are calculated from the original data which are in thousands of Swiss francs.

Investments in the operating equipment necessary for telecommunications on fixed and mobile networks

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Last modification 15.11.2021

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