Swiss Telecom Sector Canvassed by BuddeComm in Its Topical Report Available at MarketPublishers.com

08 Nov 2017 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Switzerland has a complex telecommunications sector and boasts the highest broadband penetration rate among the OECD member countries. Its competitive mobile sector is inhabited by 3 network operators and a few of MVNOs, whilst the broadband market is led by Swisscom and UPC Switzerland, although there are a big number of smaller players in the marketplace. UPC has gained scale over the last few years by obtaining a number of its partner networks and by closing deals to utilise third-party networks.

The mobile market has recently gone through a set of changes, with the acquisition of Salt Mobile SA by NJJ Capital in February 2015, as well as with Sunrise’s acquisition by the PE firm CVC Capital Partners. The entry of UPC Switzerland as an MVNO has also boded well for the market.

Mobile penetration is on par with the average of the EU, whilst cellular data use amid consumers has increased at a rapid rate in tandem with the extended reach of technologies comprising LTE and HSPA. An upsurge in data use has also spurred both Swisscom and Sunrise alike to shut down their 2G networks and use network and spectrum holdings for LTE and upcoming 5G services. Swisscom is amid Europe’s dominant telcos for conducting trials for 5G, aiming to provide charged services in 2020.

Swisscom Mobile, Swisscom, UPC Switzerland, Salt, Sunrise, and Cybernet, are amid the leading players in the marketplace.

Topical research study “Switzerland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” drawn up by BuddeComm offers a detailed assessment of the telecom market country-wise.

The study presents an all-round assessment of the Swiss fixed-line telecom market, comprising an evaluation of network infrastructure. It gives an examination of the regulatory scene, noting the state of domestic loop unbundling and the provisioning of broadband as a worldwide service. The publication assesses the strategies and performance of three leading service providers. It also sheds light on the fixed-line and wireless broadband sectors, giving an evaluation of technology breakthroughs, regulatory issues pertaining to municipal fibre, and forecasts for subscriber growth. Furthermore, the report canvasses the mobile marketplace, casting light on the regulatory landscape and emerging novel technologies, and offer granular profiles of the top providers.

More topical market research reports by the publisher are at hand at BuddeComm page.

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