Public telephones

Public telephones represent all public equipment with prepayment (by cash and smart cards). With the increasing popularity of the mobile telephone, the demand for public telephones and the telephony traffic established from public telephones have decreased constantly since 1998.

Number of public telephones in Switzerland as of 31.12 (Table IF3)
Year Public Private under the responsibility of the TSPs Total
2014 4'412 5'158 9'570
2015 4'037 4'497 8'534
2016 3'553 3'623 7'176
2017 2'960 1'850 4'810
2018 1'181 848 2'029

Number of public telephones in Switzerland as of 31.12

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Calls established through public telephones (period from 01.01 to 31.12) (Table SF4)
Year Private public telephonesa Public telephones
Total number of calls established (in millions of calls) Total number of calls established (in millions of calls) Total duration of calls established (in millions of minutes) Total average duration of calls established (in minutes)
2014 2.5 6.5 20.3 3.1
2015 2.0 4.9 15.2 3.1
2016 1.8 4.2 13.1 3.1
2017 1.5 3.5 10.2 2.9
2018 b) b) b) b)
Var. 17-18 b) b) b) b)
Note:
a) Under the responsibility of the TSP.
b) This information has no longer been collected since 2018.

Total number of calls established on public telephones

This information will not be collected as from 2018.

 
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Last modification 20.04.2020

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