Fixed Lines Per Household fell to 96.8% in Switzerland in 2017

Fixed Lines Per Household (%)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Switzerland | December 31, 2018
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Fixed lines per household reached 96.8 % in 2017 in Switzerland, according to World Bank. This is 5.9 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, fixed lines per household in Switzerland reached an all time high of 171 % in 2001 and an all time low of 69.0 % in 1960. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, fixed lines per household in Austria amounted to 99.3 %, 132 % in France, 109 % in Germany and 80.8 % in Italy in 2017.

Switzerland has been ranked 26th within the group of 103 countries we follow in terms of fixed lines per household, 17 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange.

Fixed Lines Per Household Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 92.9% 92.0% 90.2% 94.6% 96.4%
Belgium % 99.8% 99.3% 97.8% 96.2% 94.8%
France % 141% 138% 136% 134% 134%
Germany % 127% 124% 120% 116% 111%
Hungary % 72.1% 72.4% 72.4% 72.8% 74.5%
Italy % 90.2% 88.1% 84.8% 82.1% 80.0%
Poland % 50.6% 43.8% 60.7% 71.4% 66.3% ...
Slovenia % 108% 101% 95.9% 91.5% 88.7%
Spain % 115% 112% 110% 108% 108%
Switzerland % 140% 133% 128% 120% 112%