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Introduction

The Swiss regulator’s approach to intervening in a market ex-post whenever it deems it necessary has resulted in the country's incumbent commanding a considerable market share in both fixed and mobile services.

Highlights

  • The Swiss Federal Council has revised several laws including the Swiss Telecommunications Law and the Federal Act on Copyright, and introduced the new Electronics Media Law.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Switzerland?
  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale level for fixed and mobile services in Switzerland?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author