Research and Markets: Switzerland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Switzerland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews" report to their offering.

Switzerland enjoys one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the OECD and a competitive mobile market served by a triopoly of international players. The country's mountainous topography helped to establish a number of cable networks, though in recent years DSL has become the preferred means for accessing broadband and triple-play services. These platforms have been supplemented by a rapidly emerging fibre-optic sector, spearheaded by Swisscom and a number of regional utility companies.

Although not a member of the EU, the country's economic integration has meant that its telecom market deregulation has followed the EU's liberalisation framework, including the recent regulations on international voice roaming. This report presents a statistical profile of Switzerland's fixed network in 2011. It assesses the regulatory environment, noting the status of local loop unbundling, legislated in early 2007, as well as the provision of broadband as a universal service. It also evaluates the strategies and performance of major service providers Swisscom, UPC and Sunrise, and looks ahead to market developments in coming years.

Key Developments:

- Regulator reconsiders wholesale access prices;

- Swisscom takes 973 million write-down on Italian subsidiary Fastweb;

- Swisscom takes over Telecom Liechtenstein;

- regulator's updated market report; operator data to June 2012;

- market developments to mid-2012.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Synopsis

2. Key statistics

3. Telecommunications market

3.1 Overview of Switzerland's telecom market

3.2 Government ICT strategy

3.2.1 eGovernment

3.2.2 eEconomy

3.2.3 eHealth

3.2.4 Economic stimulus

4. Regulatory environment

4.1 History

4.2 Regulatory authorities

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Switzerland

4.4 Privatisation of Swisscom

4.5 Interconnect

4.6 Leased lines

4.7 Access

4.7.1 Bitstream access

4.8 Number portability

4.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4.10 Universal Service Obligation (USO)

5. Fixed network operators in Switzerland

5.1 Market overview

5.2 Swisscom

5.2.1 Company reorganisation

5.3 Sunrise

5.4 UPC Cablecom

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

Companies Mentioned

- Swisscom

- Sunrise

- UPC Cablecom

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Sector: Telecommunications and Networks

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