Prices for bundled service offers on fixed and mobile networks

The monitoring of prices for bundled service offers on fixed and mobile networks (also known as packages) is based on a methodology defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The starting point of the method is the selection of four baskets of services designed to reflect users’ consumption habits. The next step is to identify the least expensive bundled service offer on the market from each of the operators in question that meets the needs reflected in the basket. By calculating the cost of each basket on a monthly basis, it is implicitly possible to understand the level of prices charged. The field of investigation and the limitations of the method are presented in more detail at the end of this section.

In order to understand the price of the bundled service offers, the following four baskets have been selected:

  • A "double play" basket (FBB+TV) containing:
    • A broadband service on fixed networks with a minimum speed of 100 Mbps and a maximum data consumption volume of 60 Gbit per month (FBB).
    • A television service (minimum 30 channels) and a "premium movies" subscription giving access to movie (TV).
  • A "triple play" basket (FBB+FV+TV) containing:
    • A broadband service on fixed networks with a minimum speed of 100 Mbps and a maximum data consumption volume of 60 Gbit per month (FBB).
    • 60 telephone calls per month from the fixed network to fixed or mobile networks (FV).
    • A television service (minimum 30 channels) and a "premium movies" subscription giving access to movie (TV).
  • A "triple play" basket (FBB+FV+MVD) containing:
    • A broadband service on fixed networks with a minimum speed of 100 Mbps and a maximum data consumption of 60 Gbit per month (FBB).
    • 60 telephone calls per month from the fixed network to fixed or mobile networks (FV).
    • 200 telephone minutes from the mobile network to the fixed or mobile networks with a maximum data consumption of 5 Gbit (MVD).
  • A "quadruple play" basket (FBB+FV+TV+MVD) containing:
    • A broadband service on fixed networks with a minimum speed of 100 Mbit/s and a maximum data consumption of 60 Gbit per month (FBB).
    • 60 telephone calls per month from the fixed network to fixed or mobile networks (FV).
    • 200 telephone minutes from the mobile network to fixed or mobile networks with a maximum monthly data consumption of 5 Gbit (MVD).
    • A television service (minimum 30 channels) and a "premium movies" subscription giving access to movies (TV).

Note that the OECD considers mobile telephony and mobile data services as a single combined service, which is why these two elements are grouped together under the name "telephony + data on mobile networks" (MVD), thus defining a single category of bundled services.

Double play basket (FBB+TV): fixed broadband, TV

This first table presents, for the years 2020 and 2021, the cheapest bundled offers proposed on the Swiss market by the providers selected for the analysis. A user who wishes to meet the needs covered by an FBB+TV bundled offer in 2021 must pay a minimum of CHF 78.9 per month to UPC. At the other end of the scale is Sunrise with a monthly price of CHF 103.1. The difference between the lowest and the highest price is 30.7 %, which proves that an informed consumer can save a significant amount of money by exercising his or her decision-making power.

Cheapest offers per operator for a FBB + TV basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Providers Offers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2020 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 80.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Swisscom InOne home 200 Mbps 107.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Sunrise We Home S + TV 100 Mbps 108.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 78.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Swisscom InOne home 100 Mbps 88.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sunrise We Home S + TV 100 Mbps 103.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

This second table provides an international comparison of the prices charged to obtain a bundled service offer capable of satisfying the needs identified in the FBB + TV basket. It shows that Switzerland is moderately attractive, with its cheapest offer for the chosen combination of services placing it 23st out of 35 in the 2021 ranking.

Cheapest offer per country for a FBB + TV basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Countries Providers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2021 Turkey Superonline 100 Mbps 19.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Hungary Digi Hungary 1000 Mbps 27.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Lithuania Balticum 100 Mbps 30.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Colombia Movistar Colombia 100 Mbps 30.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Poland Orange Polska 300 Mbps 31.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Latvia Baltcom 100 Mbps 33.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Mexico Megacable 100 Mbps 43.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Korea SK Telecom 100 Mbps 43.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Czech Rep.  Vodafone Czech 150 Mbps 43.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Estonia STV 100 Mbps 51.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 France Bouygues 100 Mbps 52.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Slovenia Telemach 150 Mbps 53.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Italy Vodafone Italy 100 Mbps 54.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Chile Movistar Chile 300 Mbps 56.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Greece Nova 100 Mbps 58.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Portugal NOS 200 Mbps 63.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Slovak Rep.  UPC Slovakia 300 Mbps 70.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Spain Vodafone España 300 Mbps 71.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UK Talk Talk 147 Mbps 78.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Germany Vodafone Deutschland 100 Mbps 79.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Netherlands KPN 100 Mbps 82.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sweden Tele2 150 Mbps 90.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Switzerland UPC 100 Mbps 90.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Japan NTT East -BB Excite 100 Mbps 96.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Austria A1 Telekom Austria 150 Mbps 99.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Belgium Voo 400 Mbps 99.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Ireland Virgin Media Ireland 250 Mbps 102.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 New Zealand Vodafone NZ 100 Mbps 109.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 USA Comcast 100 Mbps 116.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Luxembourg Post Luxembourg 100 Mbps 121.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Denmark YouSee 200 Mbps 136.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Canada Bell 150 Mbps 142.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Australia BigPond/Telstra 100 Mbps 152.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Norway Telenor 100 Mbps 155.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Iceland Vodafone Iceland 1000 Mbps 258.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

Triple play basket (FBB+FV+TV): fixed broadband, fixed voice, TV

The cheapest FBB+FV+TV bundle services offers proposed on the Swiss market in 2020 and 2021 by the providers considered are presented in the table below. It can be seen that in 2021, UPC is the least expensive (CHF 90.3) provider to meet the demand for the bundled services analyzed. The most expensive operator is Sunrise, which requires a monthly payment of CHF 106.5, i.e. CHF 16.2 more or 17.9 %.

Cheapest offers per operator for a FBB + FV + TV basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Providers Offers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2020 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 90.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Swisscom InOne home 200 Mbps 122.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Sunrise We Home S + TV 100 Mbps 123.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 90.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Swisscom InOne home 100 Mbps 103.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sunrise We Home XL + TV 10240 Mbps 106.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

This table presents a comparison between 36 countries for the year 2021. It can be seen that Switzerland, with its cheapest bundled service offer, ranks 26th, placing it in the top half of the most expensive countries.

Cheapest offer per country for a FBB + FV + TV basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Countries Providers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2021 Turkey Superonline 100 Mbps 18.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Hungary Vodafone Hungary 150 Mbps 19.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Lithuania Balticum 100 Mbps 25.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Latvia Baltcom 100 Mbps 27.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Colombia Movistar Colombia 100 Mbps 30.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Poland Orange Polska 300 Mbps 31.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Slovak Rep.  UPC Slovakia 300 Mbps 34.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Czech Rep.  Vodafone Czech 150 Mbps 35.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Korea KT 100 Mbps 37.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Estonia Elisa Estonia 150 Mbps 42.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Mexico Megacable 100 Mbps 43.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Slovenia Telemach 150 Mbps 44.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Portugal NOS 200 Mbps 47.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Chile VTR 300 Mbps 48.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Finland Telia Finland 100 Mbps 52.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 France Bouygues 100 Mbps 52.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Greece Nova 100 Mbps 52.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Italy Vodafone Italy 100 Mbps 54.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UK Talk Talk 147 Mbps 65.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Netherlands T-Mobile NL 100 Mbps 69.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Germany Vodafone Deutschland 100 Mbps 71.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Spain Vodafone España 300 Mbps 71.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sweden Tele2 150 Mbps 74.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Japan J Com 120 Mbps 75.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Austria A1 Telekom Austria 150 Mbps 78.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Switzerland UPC 100 Mbps 78.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Belgium Voo 125 Mbps 87.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 New Zealand Vodafone NZ 100 Mbps 94.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Ireland Vodafone Ireland 100 Mbps 98.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Canada Bell 150 Mbps 105.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Denmark Telia Denmark 1000 Mbps 106.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Luxembourg Post Luxembourg 100 Mbps 114.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 USA Verizon 200 Mbps 117.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Norway Telenor 100 Mbps 130.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Australia BigPond/Telstra 100 Mbps 152.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Iceland Vodafone Iceland 1000 Mbps 240.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

Triple play basket (FBB+FV+MVD): fixed broadband, fixed voice, mobile voice and data

Below are the most interesting offers provided in Switzerland by the suppliers included in the analysis for the years 2020 and 2021. As in the two previous bundles, UPC, with CHF 82.2 per month, commercializes the cheapest solution in 2021 for the FBB+FV+MVD bundled offer. The most expensive provider is Swisscom (CHF 147.1). The two operators are separated by CHF 64.9 per month, which is 79 % more.

Cheapest offers per operator for a FBB + FV + MVD basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Providers Offers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2020 UPC Connect 100 Mbps 82.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2020 Sunrise We Home S 100 Mbps 111.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2020 Quickline Quickline Start 100 Mbps 122.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2020 Swisscom InOne with Mobile 200 Mbps 157.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 UPC Connect 100 Mbps 82.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Sunrise We Home S 100 Mbps 102.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Quickline Quickline Start 100 Mbps 107.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Swisscom InOne with Mobile 100 Mbps 147.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

The international comparison for the year 2021 shows that Switzerland ranks 18th out of 25 countries, i.e. in the top third of the most expensive countries. It should be noted that some countries are not included in the comparison because this combination of bundled services is not marketed there.

Cheapest offer per country for a FBB + FV + MVD basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Countries Providers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2021 Poland Orange Polska 300 Mbps 26.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Turkey TTNet 100 Mbps 30.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Italy Fastweb 200 Mbps 35.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Hungary Vodafone Hungary 150 Mbps 36.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Spain Orange - Jazztel 100 Mbps 37.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 France Bouygues 100 Mbps 47.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Slovenia Telemach 150 Mbps 55.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Germany Vodafone Deutschland 100 Mbps 56.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Korea KT 100 Mbps 58.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 UK Virgin Media UK 213 Mbps 65.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Czech Rep.  O2 Czech 100 Mbps 72.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Belgium Telenet 150 Mbps 77.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Portugal NOS 500 Mbps 77.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Ireland Virgin Media Ireland 250 Mbps 79.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Austria Magenta 250 Mbps 80.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Sweden Tele2 150 Mbps 81.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Netherlands KPN 100 Mbps 82.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Switzerland UPC 100 Mbps 82.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Luxembourg Tango 300 Mbps 84.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 New Zealand Slingshot 100 Mbps 88.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Greece Cosmote 100 Mbps 93.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Iceland Vodafone Iceland 1000 Mbps 109.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 USA Comcast 100 Mbps 127.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Norway Telenor 100 Mbps 146.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
2021 Canada Bell 150 Mbps 170.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

Quadruple play basket (FBB+FV+TV+MVD): fixed broadband, fixed voice, TV, mobile voice and data

The FBB+FV+TV+MVD bundle, the most comprehensive of the selected bundles, sees UPC once again offering the most advantageous service package (CHF 120.2) in 2021. Swisscom, on the other hand, is the most expensive provider with an offer of CHF 169.8, which is CHF 49.6 (41.3 %) more than its competitor. It can still be seen that the ranking of suppliers is the same in 2020 and that the cheapest prices have decreased among all the players concerned

Cheapest offers per operator for a FBB + FV + TV + MVD basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Providers Offers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2020 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 120.6 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Sunrise We Home S + TV 100 Mbps 165.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2020 Swisscom InOne with Mobile 200 Mbps 182.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UPC Happy Home 100 Mbps 120.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sunrise We Home XL + TV 10240 Mbps 149.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Swisscom InOne with Mobile 100 Mbps 169.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

This table presents a comparison between 23 countries for the year 2021. Once again, Switzerland is positioned in the third of the most expensive countries. Its least expensive bundled services rank 17th.

Cheapest offer per country for a FBB + FV + TV + MVD basket, in CHF per month, July
Years Countries Providers Download (Mbit/s) Prices Baskets
2021 Poland Orange Polska 300 Mbps 35.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Hungary Vodafone Hungary 150 Mbps 43.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Slovenia Telemach 150 Mbps 63.0 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Spain Vodafone España 300 Mbps 71.8 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 France Bouygues 100 Mbps 75.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Korea KT 100 Mbps 77.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Czech Rep.  O2 Czech 100 Mbps 80.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Portugal NOS 500 Mbps 85.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Germany Vodafone Deutschland 100 Mbps 93.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Netherlands KPN 100 Mbps 96.5 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 UK BT 100 Mbps 97.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Belgium Voo 400 Mbps 99.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Sweden Tele2 150 Mbps 113.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Austria A1 Telekom Austria 150 Mbps 117.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Greece Cosmote 100 Mbps 118.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Ireland Virgin Media Ireland 250 Mbps 118.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Switzerland UPC 100 Mbps 120.2 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 New Zealand Vodafone NZ 100 Mbps 140.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 USA Comcast 100 Mbps 162.1 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Luxembourg Post Luxembourg 100 Mbps 172.9 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Norway Telenor 100 Mbps 191.7 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Canada Bell 150 Mbps 198.3 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
2021 Iceland Vodafone Iceland 1000 Mbps 275.4 >= 100 Mbit/s, 60 fixed calls, 200 mobile minutes, 2 GB mobile data, TV 30 channels, premium movies
Source: Results from Teligen Bundle Benchmarking system. Copyright Strategy Analytics, UK, https://www.strategyanalytics.com/,
Method: https://one.oecd.org/document/DSTI/CDEP/CISP(2019)7/FINAL/en/pdf

Method implemented : field of investigation and limitations

  • The operators under consideration correspond to the most important providers of bundled service offers active during the period under consideration. In terms of users, they represent more than 80% of the market.
  • The period under consideration corresponds to the 30 days of July of the year under review.
  • The products examined correspond to all the offers proposed by the selected operators and to which a new customer can subscribe during the analysis period.
  • Discounts are included in the calculation of the cost of each basket. The discounts included are:
    • Promotional discounts on the monthly rental and/or activation charges. Promotional offers must be available for at least one month and be valid at the time of data collection.
    • Off-peak discounts on calls and messages.
    • Selective discounts to specific or selected phone numbers.
    • Usage discounts in the form of traffic included or minutes of usage included.
  • The analysis focuses only on the cheapest product by provider, with the objective of minimizing the user’s expenditure on their usage profile.
  • If there is a bundled service offer on the market that contains more services than those in the basket considered at a lower price, this is the offer that will be used for the comparison.
  • Offers negotiated on a case-by-case basis and special offers aimed at a specific population (young people, students, companies, etc.) are not taken into account.
  • All bundled service offers on the market are taken into account, even if they are not provided on the provider’s entire network or on the entire Swiss territory.
  • International roaming services are not considered.
  • Aspects such as network quality, quality of customer service, customer loyalty measures or transaction costs are not considered.
  • Finally, it should be noted that the basket methodology is more intended to provide an overview of the prices charged at a given time than to provide information on their evolution over time. Since the offers considered vary over time, the changes observed from one year to the next are more like a trend. For temporal analyses, the results of the consumer price index of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) should be used.

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Last modification 17.02.2021

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