Switzerland - Telephone lines

Fixed telephone subscriptions

The value for Fixed telephone subscriptions in Switzerland was 4,593,321 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,387,568 in 2002 and a minimum value of 1,090,975 in 1960.

Definition: Fixed telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1960 1,090,975
1965 1,466,000
1970 1,945,000
1975 2,470,000
1976 2,523,000
1977 2,599,000
1978 2,677,000
1979 2,755,000
1980 2,839,000
1981 2,925,000
1982 3,010,000
1983 3,095,057
1984 3,184,401
1985 3,277,026
1986 3,381,492
1987 3,499,609
1988 3,632,765
1989 3,784,506
1990 3,942,701
1991 4,080,651
1992 4,184,841
1993 4,265,818
1994 4,257,596
1995 4,480,000
1996 4,571,000
1997 4,688,000
1998 4,884,000
1999 5,066,000
2000 5,235,733
2001 5,383,483
2002 5,387,568
2003 5,323,452
2004 5,253,450
2005 5,149,736
2006 5,021,743
2007 4,927,184
2008 4,827,882
2009 5,131,810
2010 4,907,773
2011 4,898,770
2012 4,721,981
2013 4,593,321

Fixed telephone subscriptions (per 100 people)

The value for Fixed telephone subscriptions (per 100 people) in Switzerland was 56.86 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 74.76 in 2001 and a minimum value of 20.60 in 1960.

Definition: Fixed telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones.

Source: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 20.60
1965 25.15
1970 31.53
1975 38.86
1976 39.70
1977 40.99
1978 42.35
1979 43.68
1980 45.04
1981 46.31
1982 47.47
1983 48.54
1984 49.63
1985 50.76
1986 52.08
1987 53.58
1988 55.28
1989 57.18
1990 59.08
1991 60.54
1992 61.41
1993 61.91
1994 61.17
1995 63.84
1996 64.75
1997 66.12
1998 68.66
1999 70.98
2000 73.07
2001 74.76
2002 74.40
2003 73.03
2004 71.53
2005 69.51
2006 67.12
2007 65.13
2008 63.08
2009 66.28
2010 62.67
2011 61.89
2012 59.04
2013 56.86

Classification

Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Communications