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Last update on November 05, 2019
Written by CIA World Factbook

Facts on communications in Switzerland.

Land lines

Telephones – main lines in use: 4.378 million
Country comparison to the world: 36

Mobile phones

Telephones – mobile: 9.527 million
Country comparison to the world: 73

Broadcast media

The publicly-owned radio and television broadcaster, Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG/SSR), operates seven national television networks, three broadcasting in German, two in Italian and two in French.  Private commercial television stations broadcast regionally and locally.  Television broadcasts from stations in Germany, Italy, and France are widely accessed using multi-channel cable and satellite TV services.  SRG/SSR operates 18 radio stations that, along with private broadcasters, provide national to local coverage.


Internet users: 6.152 million
Country comparison to the world: 42