In total, 1.15 million households surfed the net through a cable subscription at the end of 2014 – an increase by 9% within one year, according to industry association Swisscable. Across the past 3 years, the growth amounts to 33%.
The number of telephony customers rose by 3.6% to 665,300.
For classic cable television, however, the strong competition with IPTV operators showed its impact: The number of cable TV subscribers dropped by 1.8% to 2.64 million.
With a market share of 62% cable TV still remained the most-used TV reception method, though, in 2014 (see chart).
IPTV platform Swisscom TV reached a market share of 27% with 1.17 million customers followed by DTH satellite reception with 315.000 households (7%), IPTV platform Sunrise TV with 103.000 customers (2%) and DTT with 35,000 households (1%).