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Introduction

Switzerland’s regulatory landscape is characterized by a general absence of ex-ante regulation; the legislator’s approach has been to intervene ex-post when necessary.

Highlights

  • Consumer protection is also increasingly at the core of regulatory activity, with recent initiatives aimed at speeding up number portability and facilitating consumers’ switching of contracts.

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

  • Spectrum policy
  • 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

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in Switzerland
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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