Swiss cable further ahead on digitisation

November 8, 2012 11.23 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Cable networks in Switzerland have grown the number of digital connections in the country by 25% over the last 12 months.

Trade association Swiss Cable says that as of the end of September 2012 there were 1,270,000 households on digital TV.

Claudia Bolla Vincenz, managing director of Swiss Cable, said: “In light of the intense competition in the field of digital television, the growth of cable networks is considerable. In addition to digital TV cable internet has put on 69,400 customers and cable telephony 80,100 customers.”

The combined Swiss networks have added 700,000 customers over the last three years compared to 540,000 by the IPTV rival Swisscom. Cable has added 255,300 subscribers over the last year alone.