Switzerland’s cable operators continue to gain new customers through their internet access services, but can’t halt the loss of classic cable TV subscriptions caused by the strong competition with IPTV providers.

1.18 million Swiss households surfed the net through a cable network at the end of March 2015 – an increase by 9% within 12 months (97,800 new customers), according to Swiss cable operator industry association Swisscable.

The number of telephony customers rose by 5% to 32,600 compared with March 31, 2014.

82,100 households, however, cancelled their cable TV subscription – a decline by 3% to a total of 2.62 million TV customers.