Switzerland’s excellent broadband and digital TV infrastructure supports one of Europe’s more developed markets for convergent media. Many areas of the country have switched from analogue to digital TV transmission, paving the way for digital dividend spectrum to be used for other services including mobile TV and mobile broadband. Swisscom has ramped up its fibre rollout plans, aiming to provide fibre to 1.1 million homes, or a third of the population, by 2015. Complementary cable networks are dominated by UPC Switzerland, which has upgraded much of its infrastructure to provide 100Mb/s services. Together, these networks enable a growing number of consumers to access bundled services. This report presents an analysis of Switzerland’s digital and terrestrial TV markets, as well as an overview of developments in digital media services.
Sunrise launched Sunrise TV service, updates IPTV functionality; regulator’s 2011 market report; telcos’ operating and financial data to June 2012; market developments to late 2012.
Companies covered in this report include:
Swisscom, Sunrise, Cybernet, UPC Cablenet, Hospitality Services.