Business Monitor International


Switzerland Telecommunications Report

Published 14 May 2014

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Switzerland Telecommunications Report

BMI View: Switzerland 's high income status and demand from local consumers for the latest technologies has made it one of the highest value per capita telecoms markets in Western Europe and globally. This has driven investment by operators in infrastructure, with the incumbent Swisscom investing in fibre, while it also launched LTE in 2012. The competition have also been investing in LTE, with all three mobile network operators offering commercial services since June 2013. The outlook is relatively bright for the wireless and wireline markets, despite the squeeze from market saturation , Swisscom's Infinity tariffs and threats to traditional revenues from IP alternatives.

Key Data

  • Smartphone ownership has proliferated rapidly in Switzerland, with Orange reporting smartphone penetration reached 67% in its subscription base by the end of 2013.

  • In Q313 the integration of Lebara Mobile subscriptions by Sunrise resulted in a boost to its market share, which rose 2.8pps q-o-q to 23.7% (before falling back slightly in Q413).

  • The OECD released data for dedicated mobile subscription penetration at the end of 2012, showing growth was slightly below our forecast. We believe this is likely the result of customers deferring subscriptions as they wait for LTE services to become more widely available.

Key Trends And Developments

The operating environment for Swisscom's rivals has once again led to reports of potential restructuring. In December 2013 it was reported that CVC Capital Partners was preparing to sell multi-play operator Sunrise. However in January 2014 it was reported that Orange Switzerland and Sunrise were engaged in talks regarding pooling assets. A network sharing deal is currently believed to be on the table, although a full-blown merger of the private equity-owned duo is also rumoured to be an option as both continue to struggle against market leader Swisscom. However, BMI believes a full merger unlikely given that in 2010, then...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
SWOT
10
Political
12
Economic
13
Business Environment
14
Industry Forecast
16
Mobile
16
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Switzerland 2011-2018)
16
Wireline
18
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Switzerland 2011-2018)
18
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
20
Changes At The Top
20
Table: Western Europe Telecoms - Risk/Rewards Ratings, Q314
23
Market Overview
25
Mobile
25
Regional Perspective
25
Table: Switzerland Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
26
Mobile Growth
27
Table: Mobile Contract Wins
38
Mobile Operator Data
38
Table: Market Overview
38
Table: Swisscom Mobile
39
Table: Sunrise
40
Table: Orange
40
Western Europe Mobile Content
42
Monetising Footfall
43
Interoperable M-Commerce A Stronger Proposition
44
Positioning Key To M2M Success
45
Regaining Control Of The Bill
47
Wireline
49
Key Developments
49
Fixed-Line
49
Table: Swiss Fixed-Line Subscriptions By Operator, 2011-2013 ('000)
51
Broadband
51
Table: Fixed Broadband Subscriptions By Operator, 2011-2013 ('000)
52
Table: Wireline Developments
57
Industry Trends And Developments
58
Table: Industry Developments
62
Regulatory Development
63
Regulatory Overview
63
Table: Switzerland: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
63
Competitive Landscape
69
Table: Key Players: Switzerland Telecoms Sector
69
Table: Selected Telecoms Operators' Financial Indicators
69
Company Profile
70
Swisscom
70
Orange Communications
77
Sunrise Communications
81
Regional Overview
87
INSIDE Secure: New Strategy, New Deals
87
Revenue Growth Momentum Recovers In Q413
88
Table: INSIDE Secure - Key Performance Indicators (USD '000)
89
Strengthening Mobile Security Proposition
90
Acquisition Bolsters Security Capabilities
90
New Licensing Deal With Intel Offsets Exposure To BlackBerry
91
Demographic Forecast
93
Table: Switzerland's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
94
Table: Switzerland's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% Of Total)
95
Table: Switzerland's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
96
Table: Switzerland's Urban And Rural Population, 1990-2020
96
Glossary
97
Table: Glossary Of Terms
97
Methodology
99
Industry Forecast Methodology
99
Sources
100
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
101
Table: Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators
102
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
103

The Switzerland Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Switzerland's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Switzerland Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Switzerland.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Switzerland to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Swiss telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Switzerland's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Switzerland.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering the ICT, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Business Environment Rankings

BMI's Telecommunications Business Environment Rankings provides a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) in the regional telecoms market.

The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below) supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-Line Telephony - Telephone lines ('000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony - Mobile phone subscribers ('000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; mobile phone subscribers/100 fixed line subscribers.
  • Internet Markets - Internet users ('000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers ('000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data - Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout - Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and value-added handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content - The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators. Including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
  • Company Database - A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. The latest updates in the market's development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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Testimonials

'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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