Real-time voice transmission on mobile networks

This section describes real-time voice transmission on mobile networks. Mobile telephony traffic has been increasing steadily since liberalisation in 1998.

Number of calls according to the type of call for the period from 1.1 to 31.12 (Table SM3A).
Total number of calls (in millions) 2014 2015 2016 2017 prov.
2018
Var.
17-18
5'211 5'279 5'492 5'405 5'358 -0.9%
From the mobile network to any fixed national network 1'646 1'654 1'724 1'708 894 -47.6%
From the mobile network to the same mobile network 2'415 2'418 2'464 2'381 3'131 31.5%
From the mobile network to any other (competing) national mobile network 1'150 1'207 1'304 1'317 1'333 1.2%
International 452 478 439 406 375 -7.6%
502 568 659 750 560 -25.3%
Foreign customers from Switzerland (natinal or international calls)a 123 125 151 168 265 57.7%
Swiss customers from abroad (national or international calls)b 379 443 508 582 295 -49.3%
Other 42 22 22 0 1 59.8%
Total 6'207 6'347 6'591 6'561 6'293 -4.1%
Total duration of calls according to the type of call for the period from 1.1 to 31.12 (Table SM3B).
Total duration of calls
(in millions of minutes)
2014 2015 2016 2017 prov.
2018
Var.
17-18
10'936 11'613 12'359 12'260 12'164 -0.8%
From the mobile network to any fixed national network 3'021 3'025         3'108 3'042 2'807 -7.7%
From the mobile network to the same mobile network 5'184 5'621         5'915 5'783 5'905 2.1%
From the mobile network to any other (competing) national mobile network 2'731 2'967        3'336 3'436 3'452 0.5%
International 2'218 2'354        2'623 2'054 1'849 -10.0%
663 793 969 1'133 1'388 22.5%
Foreign customers from Switzerland (natinal or international calls)a  295 349
439 507 686 35.3%
Swiss customers from abroad (national or international calls)b 369 444 530 626 702 12.2%
Other 10 6 10 2 8 426.6%
Total 13'827 14'767 15'961 15'448 15'409 -0.3%
Notes:
a) Typical example of a subscriber to an extra-national mobile network who calls from a national mobile network using their mobile phone.
b) Calls established from an extra-national mobile network to any fixed or mobile network (for example, a subscriber to a national mobile network who calls with their mobile from an extra-national mobile network to a fixed or mobile network in Switzerland or to a fixed or mobile network or mobile in the country where they are located) and calls received on an extra-national mobile network from any other fixed or mobile network (for example: a subscriber of a Swiss TSP who receives a call on his or her mobile telephone via an extra-national network whilst he or she is on extra-national territory).

Facts and figures

In the following Excel file, you will find detailed information, figures and graphs.

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Last modification 06.12.2019

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