Services by satellites

Telecommunications services offered by satellite relate to the provision of internet access and telephony. Until 2008, the number of subscriptions was insignificant. Since 2008, Swisscom has been obliged to offer broadband access to all its customers under the terms of the universal service. When a DSL connection is not possible, the operator offers internet access by satellite.

Services by satellites (Table SS1)

Year

Real-time voice and data transmission (S-PCS)

Internet Service Provider (ISP) / Number of subscriptions for end users taken out in Switzerland as of 31.12

Number of subscriptions in Switzerland as of 31.12

Duration of calls from and to Switzerland (in thousands of minutes)a

Two-way transmission by satellite b

One-way satellite transmission c

2014 1'942 74 1'881 12'000
2015 1'850 63 2'786 10'000
2016 2'118 78 2'391 0
2017 1'816 1'337 1'195 0
2018 1'838 1'721 1'675 0

Var. 17-18

1.2%

28.7%

40.2%

0.0%

Notes :
a) For the period 01.01 to 31.12.
b) Reception and transmission of data via satellite.
c) Reception via satellite and transmission via telephone lines.

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Last modification 06.02.2020

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