Switzerland Telecommunications Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2323381
  • November 2012
  • Region: Switzerland
  • 98 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • Company Monitor
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  • Orange Communications
  • Sunrise Communications
  • Swisscom
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BMI View:

Switzerland is one of the highest value mobile markets globally, underpinned by high incomes and demand for advanced services. The market retains subscription growth potential relative to other Western European markets. Despite ARPU declines in recent years, and a slowdown in the growth of non-voice revenues, we believe the market also contains potential for value generation in the short and medium term. The launch of LTE, roll-out of FTTH infrastructure and the associated opening of higher VAS markets will help counter price competition in traditional services – although consumer IP substitution is an underlying threat to this view.

Key Data:

- BMI extended our five-year forecasts this quarter for the mobile, mobile ARPU, fixed-line and broadband markets.

- Q113 also saw the implementation of a new Risk/Reward Rating methodology, placing greater emphasis on data services and private final consumption growth. Switzerland's industry rewards score improved, while its country risks score declined. However, it remained in third position in the Western Europe Risk/Reward Ratings table.

- BMI upgraded our blended ARPU forecast for Switzerland READ MORE >

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  • Company Monitor
  • Operator Profiles
  • Orange Communications
  • Sunrise Communications
  • Swisscom
  • MORE

BMI Industry View 7

SWOT Analysis 8

Switzerland Mobile Industry SWOT 8

Switzerland Wireline Industry SWOT 9

Switzerland Political SWOT 10

Switzerland Economic SWOT 10

Switzerland Business Environment SWOT 11

Risk/Reward Ratings 12

Western Europe 12
Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Ratings, Q113 16

Switzerland 17

Industry Forecast Scenario 19

Mobile 19
Table: Switzerland Telecoms Sector – Mobile – Historical Data And Forecasts 19

Table: Monthly Blended ARPU (CHF) 21

Fixed-Line 23
Table: Switzerland Telecom Sector – Fixed Line – Historical Data And Forecasts 23

Internet 24
Table: Switzerland Telecoms Sector – Internet – Historical Data And Forecasts 24

Market Overview 26

Mobile 26

Regional Perspective 26
Table: Switzerland Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 27

Key Developments 27

Mobile Growth 28

Market Share And Net Additions 28
Table: Subscriber Net Additions, Q211-Q212 (‘000) 30

Subscriber Mix 30

Usage (MOU/ARPU) 31


3G And Wireless Data 34

Mobile Content/Value-Added Services 36

Mobile Contract Wins 38
Table: Mobile Contract Wins 38

Mobile Operator Data 39
Table: Market Overview 39
Table: Swisscom Mobile 39
Table: Sunrise 40
Table: Orange 41

Mobile Content 42

Regional Overview 42

Fixed-Line 48
Table: Swiss Fixed-Line Subscriber Market, Q111-Q212 (‘000) 49

Broadband 49
Table: Fixed Broadband Subscribers By Operators, Q110-Q212 ('000) 51



Wireline Developments 56
Table: Wireline Developments 56

Industry Trends And Developments 57
Table: Industry Developments 59

Regulatory Environment 60

Switzerland: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 60

Legislation And Market Liberalisation 61

Regulation 62

Licensing And Spectrum 63

Regulatory Developments 64

Competitive Landscape 67

Key Players 67
Table: Key Players: Switzerland Telecoms Sector 67
Table: Selected Telecoms Operators Financial Indicators 67

Operator Profiles 68

Swisscom 68

Orange Communications 74

Sunrise Communications 77

Company Monitor 82

Vendor Profile: Telit Communications 82
Table: Telit Communications Financial Performance, 2009-2012 83

Country Snapshot: Switzerland Demographic Data 87

Section 1: Population 87
Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030 87
Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030 88

Section 2: Education And Healthcare 88
Table: Education, 2002-2005 88
Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030 88

Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power 89
Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006 89
Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$) 89
Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012 90

Glossary Of Terms 91
Table: Glossary Of Terms 91

BMI Methodology 93

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 93
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 93

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 94

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 94

Ratings System 95

Indicators 95
Table: Ratings Indicators 96

Weighting 97
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 97

Sources 97

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Operator Profiles
Orange Communications
Sunrise Communications
Company Monitor
Vendor Profile: Telit Communications

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